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What do you think of "Forest Gardening" by Robert Hart?  RSS feed

 
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What is your opinion of Robert Hart's book, Forest Gardening?

It is on sale by the publisher, Chelsea Green, until May 31. For further information:

http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/forest_gardening:paperback/

I ask because I am wondering if it would be useful to add to my books at this time.

We are beginning to put in a permaculture food forest on our 1/4 acre lot in outer SE Portland, Oregon.

I would like to teach others to do this.

I learn best by hearing a lot of different people's approaches. This also frees me to think more creatively on the subject. I can teach better by hearing many ways to express similar ideas, to suit different people.

I have not taken a permaculture design course, because I am mostly interested in the food growing aspects and have to economize.

I have many years of experience with gardening and permaculture, and feel I have only scratched the surface.

I already own Dave Jacke's Edible Forest Gardens. Vols 1 and 2, and Martin Crawford's Creating a Forest Garden and Eric Toensmeier's Perennial Vegetables.

Thank you for sharing your insights.

Happiness, Health, Peace and Abundance for All!

Pamela Melcher
 
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Sort of off-topic but have you seen this video of a food forest in Portland? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXEcjWE_Xjs&feature=endscreen&NR=1
 
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Thanks, yes, I have seen this and hope to visit the site soon. It is very inspiring.

I am one who sees connections to most everything through permaculture, so do not hesitate, when speaking to me, to go on tangents.

Thank you for sharing

All Good,
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Pretty solid...
Read thought it..
I'd suggest reading it..
As well as many others..
It's one of many complete works..
I suggest everyone read Mollison's Permaculture publications..
 
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