ISBN: 9781856230261 Year Added to Catalog: 2005 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: 45 b&w photographs, 204 illustrations, tables and charts, appendices, index Number of Pages: 8 1/4 x 11, 382 pages Book Publisher: Permanent Publications Old ISBN: 1856230260 Release Date: February 7, 2005 Web Product ID: 137
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Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally
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Robert Kourik began his career in organic landscape maintenance in 1974. Over the next four decades, he honed his horticulture-related skills by working with clients throughout the US, and has since written fourteen books on the creation of sustainable homes and gardens.
His book Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape—Naturally, originally written in 1986, has become a classic in its field, defining the genera of gardening now known as “edible landscaping,” and focusing on organic, natural, sustainable, integrated systems.
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