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Best book on Food Forests?

 
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Hi again,

Can I get some recommendations on a book about food forest design? Really I'd like a focused book if possible, not a general permaculture one. Of course the case may be that the best FF book is a general permaculture one. I've been on a book buying kick lately and I really want something to take out to yard with me while I plan/dig/daydream.
 
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This thread recommends a couple of books:

https://permies.com/t/52079/Creating-Food-Forest-Step-Step

Also, you could check out our Book Review grid:

https://permies.com/w/book-reviews
 
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Anne Miller wrote:our Book Review grid:

https://permies.com/w/book-reviews


Martin Crawford is in there, and he definitely writes about agroforestry, e.g., Creating a Forest Garden and Food from your Forest Garden and more.
 
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Fantastic, thanks!
 
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I am in the same boat!  But I have read "Gaia's Garden" by Toby Hemenway. It was REALLY good!   It helped me clear up several parts of a food forest that I was unsure about and it has really great examples in it as well.  And it is not a hard read!  Definitely worth reading!

I also just finished volume one of "Edible Forest Gardens" by Eric Toensmeier and Dave Jacke. It was very informative but was A LOT OF INFORMATION.  It took me a month to read (which is a really long time for me) because I found it to be a bit overwhelming with information and I found myself not reading it as fast or as often just to soak it in. I do have the second volume but I haven't started it yet.   Being a beginner myself, I learned a lot from the book, but I will want to reread it when I have more knowledge and experience.  I suspect I only understood one layer of the information in the book. After working in my own food forest and rereading, I think there will be more insight I am able to use from the book that I didn't catch the first time I read it.  Oh, but I need to add it is for temperate climates.. I don't know where you are located to know if this book would be applicable to you!

I hope that helped!  Good luck in your food forest!
 
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