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Paradise lot : two plant geeks, one-tenth of an acre, and the making of an edible garden oasis in the city

Author: Eric Toensmeier; Jonathan Bates
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., 2013.
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Tells the story of two single men who turned a backyard lot into a productive garden, with advice on setting up a permaculture, choosing suitable food plants, and designing an urban garden that functions as a natural ecosystem.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Toensmeier; Jonathan Bates
ISBN: 9781603583992 1603583998
OCLC Number: 759171786
Description: 234 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Sleep (2000-2004) --
Germination --
Starting a seed company and gaining a gardening comrade --
Let's get a place --
Gardening behind the tofu curtain --
Sun, shade, soil, slope --
A model ecosystem ... behind Kmart --
Guild-build --
pt. 2. Creep (2004-2007) --
It takes a village to plant a food forest --
Tacky tropicalesque takes off --
The edible water garden --
Urban farming is my day job --
The greenhouse : Getting serious --
Perennial vegetable spring --
Putting down roots and a parakeet visit --
Meanwhile back at the farm --
A movement germinates --
pt. 3. Leap (2007-2009) --
Excess success --
Turning weeds into eggs --
Grazing berries --
Fruits and nuts --
A nourishing nectary neighborhood --
Patterns of nitrogen fixation --
Groundcover carpets --
The garden's impact beyond the fence line --
pt. 4. Reap (2009-2012) --
Emergent property --
Guiding succession --
Indigenous management inspiration --
Next-generation polycultures --
Checking back in after eight seasons --
What's still on the list?
Other Titles: Two plant geeks, one-tenth of an acre, and the making of an edible garden oasis in the city
Responsibility: Eric Toensmeier ; with contributions from Jonathan Bates.

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Tells the story of two single men who turned a backyard lot into a productive garden, with advice on setting up a permaculture, choosing suitable food plants, and designing an urban garden that functions as a natural ecosystem.

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