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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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When Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates moved into a duplex in a run-down part of Holyoke, Massachusetts, the tenth-of-an-acre lot was barren ground and bad soil, peppered with broken pieces of concrete, asphalt, and brick. The two friends got to work designing what would become not just another urban farm, but a "permaculture paradise" replete with perennial broccoli, paw paws, bananas, and moringa -- all told,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: Eric Toensmeier; Jonathan Bates
Material Type: Biography
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: Part 1. Sleep (2000-2004). Germination --
Starting a seed company and gaining a gardening comrade --
Seeds of paradise --
Let's get a place --
Gardening behind the tofu curtain --
Reproducing Eden --
Sun, shade, soil, slope --
A model ecosystem... behind Kmart --
Guild-build --
Part 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 --
Magic in the garden --
The greenhouse: Getting serious --
Perennial vegetable spring --
Broccolitas forever! --
Putting down roots and a parakeet visit --
Meanwhile back at the farm --
Build it and they will come --
A movement germinates --
Part 3. Leap (2007-2009). Excess success --
Turning weeds into eggs --
Grazing berries --
Secrets of resilience --
Fruits and nuts --
A nourishing nectary neighborhood --
Food Forest Farm is born --
Patterns of nitrogen fixation --
Groundcover carpets --
The garden's impact beyond the fence line --
Part 4. Reap (2009-2012). Emergent property --
Living in paradise --
Guiding succession --
Imagine self-renewing abundance --
Indigenous management inspiration --
Next-generation polycultures --
Checking back in after eight seasons --
Permaculture greenhouse realized --
What's still on the list? --
Appendix A: Design plan and field sketches --
Appendix B: Plant species by layer.
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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When Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates moved into a duplex in a run-down part of Holyoke, Massachusetts, the tenth-of-an-acre lot was barren ground and bad soil, peppered with broken pieces of concrete, asphalt, and brick. The two friends got to work designing what would become not just another urban farm, but a "permaculture paradise" replete with perennial broccoli, paw paws, bananas, and moringa -- all told, more than two hundred low-maintenance edible plants in an innovative food forest on a small city lot. The garden -- intended to function like a natural ecosystem with the plants themselves providing most of the garden's needs for fertility, pest control, and weed suppression -- also features an edible water garden, a year-round unheated greenhouse, tropical crops, urban poultry, and even silkworms. In telling the story of Paradise Lot, Toensmeier explains the principles and practices of permaculture, the choice of exotic and unusual food plants, the techniques of design and cultivation, and, of course, the adventures, mistakes, and do-overs in the process. Packed full of detailed information about designing a permaculture garden, Paradise Lot is also a funny and charming story of two single guys, both plant nerds, with a wild plan: to realize the garden of their dreams and meet women to share it with. Amazingly, on both counts, they succeed.

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