Edible Landscaping With A Permaculture Twist

Edible Landscaping With A Permaculture Twist

How to Have your Yard and Eat It Too

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Offers information on turning a personal yard into an edible landscape, including such topics as herb spirals, food forests, raised bed gardens, earthen ovens, uncommon fruits, and outdoor mushrooms.

Chelsea Green Publishing

Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist is a how-to manual for the budding gardener and experienced green thumb alike, full of creative and easy-to-follow designs that guide you to having your yard and eating it, too. With the help of more than 200 beautiful color photos and drawings, permaculture designer and avid grower Michael Judd takes the reader on a step-by-step process to transform a sea of grass into a flourishing edible landscape that pleases the eye as well as the taste buds. With personality and humor, he translates the complexities of permaculture design into simple self-build projects, providing full details on the evolving design process, material identification, and costs. Chapters cover:

  • Herb Spirals
  • Food Forests
  • Raised-Bed Gardens
  • Earthen Ovens
  • Uncommon Fruits
  • Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation, and more . . .

The book’s colorful pages are filled with practical designs that Judd has created and built over years of workshops, homesteading, and running an edible landscaping business. Though geared toward suburban gardeners starting from scratch, the book's designs can be easily grafted to the micro-habits of the urban landscape, scaled up to the acreage of homesteads, or adapted to already flourishing landscapes. Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist is a tool to spark and inform the imagination of anyone with a desire to turn their landscape into a luscious and productive edible Eden.



Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780615873794
0615873790
Characteristics: 143 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

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AspenRichter
Apr 14, 2015

Many pictures (mostly of newly installed projects, not showing how they age) and a light and jaunty attitude. Definitely a lighter, fun introduction to the world of permaculture.

Includes such topics as growing mushrooms, herb spirals, sheet mulching, water gardens and swales, hugelkultur, unusual fruits, food forests, etc.

puredesigner Apr 07, 2015

To study for permaculture ideas

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Ebflat4
Mar 11, 2015

Herb towers, water management, unusual fruit varieties.

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