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An English classic revised and expanded for North America
Forest Gardening is a way of working alongside nature--an approach that results in great productivity with minimal maintenance, and a method for transforming even a small cottage garden into a diverse and inviting habitat for songbirds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Based on the model of a natural woodland, a forest garden incorporates a wide variety of useful plants, including fruit and nut trees, perennial herbs, and vegetables.
Hart's book beautifully describes his decades of experience gardening in the Shropshire countryside, yet the principles of "backyard permaculture" he explores can be applied equally well in other locales across the planet, from tropical to temperate zones. Practical features of the book include:
  • Design guidelines for creating your own perennial,

  • food-producing garden

  • Lists of recommended plants and varieties, keyed to different climates
  • br />
  • An explanation of how plants in different levels or "stories" --from ground covers to full-sized trees--coexist and interact in a healthy and productive landscape.

  • Robert Hart blends history, philosophy, anthropology, and seasonal gardening wisdom in a lucid sequence of essays, which together comprise a remarkable testament to the pleasures of "hands-off" as well as hands-on gardening. Forest Gardening is truly a book for our times, offering a fresh sensibility that will encourage and inspire ecological gardeners throughout the world.

    Synopsis:

    An English classic revised and expanded for North AmericaForest Gardening is a way of working alongside naturean approach that results in great productivity with minimal maintenance, and a method for transforming even a small cottage garden into a diverse and inviting habitat for songbirds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Based on the model of a natural woodland, a forest garden incorporates a wide variety of useful plants, including fruit and nut trees, perennial herbs, and vegetables.Hart's book beautifully describes his decades of experience gardening in the Shropshire countryside, yet the principles of backyard permaculture he explores can be applied equally well in other locales across the planet, from tropical to temperate zones. Practical features of the book include: Design guidelines for creating your own perennial, food-producing gardenLists of recommended plants and varieties, keyed to different climatesbr />An explanation of how plants in different levels or stories from ground covers to full-sized treescoexist and interact in a healthy and productive landscape.Robert Hart blends history, philosophy, anthropology, and seasonal gardening wisdom in a lucid sequence of essays, which together comprise a remarkable testament to the pleasures of hands-off as well as hands-on gardening. Forest Gardening is truly a book for our times, offering a fresh sensibility that will encourage and inspire ecological gardeners throughout the world.

    Synopsis:

    Based on the model of a healthy natural woodland, a forest garden incorporates a wide variety of useful plants, including fruit and nut trees, perennial herbs, and vegetables. Robert Hart's book beautifully describes his decades of experience gardening in the Shropshire countryside. The principles of "backyard permaculture" he has developed can be applied successfully in every temperate zone of North America, helping to transform even a small cottage garden into a diverse and hospitable habitat for songbirds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Blending history, philosophy, anthropology, and seasoned gardening wisdom in a lucid sequence of essays, Forest Gardening examines the pleasure of "hands off" as well as hands-on gardening. This book offers fresh ways of understanding the relationships between people and growing plants. For gardeners who aspire to create ecological as well as beautiful gardens, Forest Gardening will be an inspiration and a pleasure.

    Description:

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-214) and index.

    About the Author

    Robert Hart is a pioneer practitioner of agroforestry and permaculture. His previous books include The Inviolable Hills, Ecosociety, and the widely acclaimed Forest Farming (co-authored with James Sholto Douglas). He lives in Shropshire, England.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780930031848
    Author:
    Hart, Robert A. de J.
    Publisher:
    Chelsea Green Publishing Company
    Author:
    Hart, Robert A. de J.
    Location:
    White River Junction, Vt. :
    Subject:
    Techniques
    Subject:
    Landscape
    Subject:
    Forests & Forestry
    Subject:
    Fruit-culture
    Subject:
    Permaculture
    Subject:
    Agroforestry
    Subject:
    Gardening-Landscape and Design
    Edition Description:
    Trade paper
    Series Volume:
    no. 1-5.0-1
    Publication Date:
    20060631
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Yes
    Pages:
    259
    Dimensions:
    9 x 6 x 0.625 in 8.5 oz

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    Product details 259 pages Chelsea Green Publishing Company - English 9780930031848 Reviews:
    "Synopsis" by , An English classic revised and expanded for North AmericaForest Gardening is a way of working alongside naturean approach that results in great productivity with minimal maintenance, and a method for transforming even a small cottage garden into a diverse and inviting habitat for songbirds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Based on the model of a natural woodland, a forest garden incorporates a wide variety of useful plants, including fruit and nut trees, perennial herbs, and vegetables.Hart's book beautifully describes his decades of experience gardening in the Shropshire countryside, yet the principles of backyard permaculture he explores can be applied equally well in other locales across the planet, from tropical to temperate zones. Practical features of the book include: Design guidelines for creating your own perennial, food-producing gardenLists of recommended plants and varieties, keyed to different climatesbr />An explanation of how plants in different levels or stories from ground covers to full-sized treescoexist and interact in a healthy and productive landscape.Robert Hart blends history, philosophy, anthropology, and seasonal gardening wisdom in a lucid sequence of essays, which together comprise a remarkable testament to the pleasures of hands-off as well as hands-on gardening. Forest Gardening is truly a book for our times, offering a fresh sensibility that will encourage and inspire ecological gardeners throughout the world.
    "Synopsis" by , Based on the model of a healthy natural woodland, a forest garden incorporates a wide variety of useful plants, including fruit and nut trees, perennial herbs, and vegetables. Robert Hart's book beautifully describes his decades of experience gardening in the Shropshire countryside. The principles of "backyard permaculture" he has developed can be applied successfully in every temperate zone of North America, helping to transform even a small cottage garden into a diverse and hospitable habitat for songbirds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Blending history, philosophy, anthropology, and seasoned gardening wisdom in a lucid sequence of essays, Forest Gardening examines the pleasure of "hands off" as well as hands-on gardening. This book offers fresh ways of understanding the relationships between people and growing plants. For gardeners who aspire to create ecological as well as beautiful gardens, Forest Gardening will be an inspiration and a pleasure.
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