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WATCH: Eric Toensmeier Tours His Perennial Backyard Vegetable Garden

Posted By admin On November 26, 2008 @ 11:46 pm In Farm & Garden | No Comments

Eric Toensmeier, author of Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, A Gardener’s Guide to Over 100 Delicious, Easy-to-Grow Edibles [2], lives on an average house-lot in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The climate in this part of the world is cold, often wet, and seldom enjoys three days of sunshine in a row. It is not an ideal growing climate by any stretch of the imagination. Yet, on a single evening stroll through his small backyard, Eric can collect a full meal for his household. Using the polyculture techniques he lays out in his book, Eric has transformed what was once a construction dirt lot into a veritable farmers market of organically grown fruits, nuts, and vegetables. In the video below, he explains the transformation techniques and process. This is the first video in a series where Eric takes us on a tour of his incredible home food-production system.

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[1] Eric Toensmeier: http://www.chelseagreen.com/authors/eric_toensmeier

[2] Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, A Gardener’s Guide to Over 100 Delicious, Easy-to-Grow Edibles: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/perennial_vegetables:paperback