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The food forest handbook : design and manage a home-scale perennial polyculture garden

Author: Darrell Frey; Michelle Czolba
Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Create abundance through this unique approach to low-maintenance, high-yield, sustainable food production


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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darrell Frey; Michelle Czolba
ISBN: 9780865718128 0865718121
OCLC Number: 1038686893
Description: xvi, 239 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Perennial Polycultures: Past, Present, and Future Forest Ecology More About Ecology Perennial Polycultures Agroforestry Food Forests Through Time and Around the World Food Forest Developments in the 20th Century Food Forests in the 21st Century: The New Cottage Garden 2. Food Forest Design and Planning Permaculture Design and the Food Forest Permaculture Concepts The Design Process Site Analysis Bringing It All Together Creating a Sector Map The Design Concept Map Possibilities Abound: Microniches on Your Land Plant Research Plant Selection Fruit Tree Polyculture 3. Food Forest Design: From Concept Sketch to Detailed Designs Concept Sketch Food Forest Pros and Cons Patterns of Design Some Other Multifunctional Arrangements Urban Considerations Seed Resources 4. A Food Forest Feast: Selecting Plants for Your Food Forest Why We Eat Fruit Nuts Herbs Greens Edible Flowers Roots Wild Edible Plants Fungi Medicinal Plants Uncommon Fruits Soil-conditioning Plants Nutrient-cycling Plants Habitat Plants and Ecological Niches: The Birds and the Bees Creating Your Food Forest Guild Species Palettes Choosing Your Plant Varieties 5 Tending and Growing a Forest Garden Initial Site Preparation Diverse Plant Life Spans Three Steps to Creating a Dynamic Mineral-rich Ecosystem Perennials and Biennials Fungi Space for Annuals Soil Fertility Ideas Maintaining Plant Health: The Power of Observation Managing the Food Forest Ecosystem Managing Cedar Apple Rust ( Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginiana ) Plan for Abundance Planting a Tree Pruning Techniques Harvest Fruit Tree Care Maintenance Schedule 6. Propagating Your Food Forest Garden Buying Plants Growing Your Own: Tools and Methods Heirloom Fruit A Nursery Business! 7. A Tour of Food Forests in Various Climates Drylands Central Mexico Food Forest: El Huizachal Food Forest Around Luis and Carla Hurtado's House Temperate Continental Climate: Perennial Polycultures at Three Sisters Farm For the Bees: A Bee Yard Design Some Food Forests in Pennsylvania Subtropical America: South Florida Food Forests Mid-Atlantic Food Forest Suzi's Natural Food Forest and Permaculture Gardening - Texas Style Pacific Northwest: Beacon Food Forest Hazelwood Food Forest Revisited: Where Is It Now? Food Forests in the Sustainable, Regenerative Society Closing Thoughts Appendix: Compost Remediation for Lead Contamination Index About the Authors About the Publisher
Responsibility: by Darrell Frey & Michelle Czolba.


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