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ISBN: 9781931498807
Year Added to Catalog: 2005
Book Format: Hardcover
Book Art: full color, charts and illustrations, resources, plant lists, glossary, bibliography, index
Number of Pages: 8 x 10, 672 pages
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Old ISBN: 1931498806
Release Date: October 15, 2005
Web Product ID: 291

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Edible Forest Gardens Vol. II

Ecological Design and Practice for Temperate Climate Permaculture

by Dave Jacke, Eric Toensmeier

Table of Contents

List of Worksheets, Tables, and Illustrations

Introduction: A Forest Gardener’s Tool Kit

1: Issues and Strategies in Forest Garden Design and Management
Design Elements
Ecosystem Dynamics

Feature Article 1: Beneficial Wildlife Habitat Principles

Desired Conditions


2: A Forest Garden Pattern Language
What is a Pattern Language?
A Forest Garden Pattern Language

Box 2-1: The Oak Beams of New College, Oxford


3: Design Processes 1: Overview, Goals, and Assessments
Design Process Overview
Clear Intentions: Articulating Your Gardening Goals
Basic Mapping For Landscape Design
Site Analysis and Assessment

Feature Article 2: Reading Your Soil Horizons

Chapter Summary

Box 3-1: Designing Your Design Process
Box 3-2: Tools of the Designer’s Trade
Box 3-3: Bubble Diagramming
Box 3-4: The Scale of Permanence
Worksheet 1: Desired Species Niche Analysis Form
Worksheet 2: Existing Species Niche Analysis Form


4: Design Processes 2: The Design Phase
Four Stages and Four Realms
Design Phase How-To

Feature Article 3: Groundcover Polycultures

Chapter Summary


5: Site Preparation
Site Preparation
A Rogue’s Gallery of Challenging Site Conditions
A Hero’s Gallery of Site Prep Strategies and Techniques

Feature Article 4: Mulch

Chapter Summary


6: Garden Establishment
The Order of Events
Acquiring Plants
Organizing Tools, Materials, and Helpers
Planting Day
Aftercare: Proactive Plant Establishment

7: Management, Maintenance, and Coevolution
Tools of the Trade
Grunt Labor and Its Fruits: Maintenance and Harvesting
Coevolution: The Future of Forest Gardening

Epilogue: A Story of Robert

Appendix 1: Plant Species Matrix
Appendix 2: Species By Use Tables
Appendix 3: Species By Function Tables
Appendix 4: Species of Concern
Appendix 5: Niche Requirements of Beneficial Animals
Appendix 6: Plant Hardiness Zone Maps
Appendix 7: Resources
Index of Latin Synonyms
Index of Common and Latin Names
General Index

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