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

 
Pamela Melcher
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Location: Portland, Oregon Maritime, temperate, zone 7-8.
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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
 
Tyler Ludens
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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
 
Pamela Melcher
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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,
Pamela Melcher
 
George Lee
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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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