Edible Forest Gardens



➝ [Epub] ❦ Edible Forest Gardens By Dave Jacke ➧ – E17streets4all.co.uk Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates Volum Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology Edible Forest PDF \ and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates Volume I lays out the vision of the forest garden and explains the basic ecological principles that make it work In Volume II Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier move on to practical considerations concrete ways to design establish and maintain your own forest garden Along the way they present case studies and examples as well as tables illustrations and a uniuely valuable plant matrix that lists hundreds of the best edible and useful speciesTaken together the two volumes of.Edible Forest Gardens

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  • Hardcover
  • 672 pages
  • Edible Forest Gardens
  • Dave Jacke
  • English
  • 13 March 2016
  • 9781931498807

10 thoughts on “Edible Forest Gardens

  1. says:

    I ended up thumbing through rather than devouring this textbook It is a comprehensive design manual that would be a great part of an exciting class on this subject I appreciated the pages and pages of tables with useful plants and their function I wish there was a summarized book that made understanding design principles for forest gardening accessible I just don't have time to independently read a textbook Here's the other thing you can design your brains out down to the last suare inch but after reading Paradise Lot by Eric Toensmeier I have come to the conclusion that the application is still a grand experiment anyway I think trees and shrubs should be carefully placed after careful preparation but everything else is tweak able Loved the material I read though

  2. says:

    I checked this out from the library and didn't even come close to finishing it but it was so full of great information I didn't bother renewing because it would have taken me months to get through it with how often I was stopping to take notes

  3. says:

    Very deep insight into creating Forest Gardens Might be a bit too much for some

  4. says:

    The nuts and bolts of perennial food system design Better used as a reference as opposed to volume 1 which can be read straight through

  5. says:

    I didn't read this book I flipped around and it seemed like a tremendous resource but it's the practical volume 2 and I was interested in the theoretical volume 1 I am not a practical person but the Des Moines Public Library decided to only use their limited dollars on Vol2

  6. says:

    When reading this you can't help but ask how much of this is really necessary I mean indigenous people around the world devised systems that were at least comparable and they managed to pass the information along with just word of mouth mostly mnemonic songs fairy tales and rituals basically Plus there's a lot of repetition and overly descriptive common sense tending to make things sound intimidating than they should While other permaculture books can leave you feeling like you can go out and build yourself a house with your bare hands this one can make you uestion if you're ualified to operate a shovel at times And obviously it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to use twice as many pages as necessary for an eco themed book This is something I've been noticing with a lot of writers though On the positive side they do mention that even forest gardens that are badly designed still tend to work better than what most people are doing now so that's encouraging I guess And the tables alone make this worth picking up if you live in the northeastern US

  7. says:

    Unlike the first volume the second volume did not allow me seuential reading but is better as a reference Of course the collection of tables in the back is a great resource as are the various worksheets and the descriptions of a wide variety of techniues each give solid guidance My feeling is that trying to describe the design process as though you were linearly working through it along with the book is generally a mistake of design books Overall I wonder if it wouldn't have been better as a website with hyperlinks or as software There is an amazing small book surrounding the constellation of details and reminders that just never managed to find its way out

  8. says:

    I got this book and its companion volume Edible Forest Gardens Ecological Vision Theory For Temperate Climate Permaculture for information about forest gardening in the north east As I read it and it's a surprisingly easy and enjoyable read for what is essentially a text book I learned a huge amount about forest ecologyThese two volumes contain a wealth of theory and practical information

  9. says:

    This book contains a lot of incredibly valuable reference information for producing gardens that take as little work as possible produce as much as possible and enrich the land and the environmentUnfortunately there is a fair amount of philosophical chaff to work through Skip the chapter on designing your design plan and you should be ok

  10. says:

    Very textbook yand I mean that in a nice way I would have finished this but it is very thorough and others at the library are in line behind me This is permaculture for the east coast of the United States which works better for me than permaculture for Australia I'll reserve this again and am contemplating buying it

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