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Pix of mature Forest Gardening

 
                              
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Hi! I've been researching forest gardening and haven't come across some pix of mature plantings, anybody got some good links or examples?
 
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this cold weather permaculture site that was suggested to me cause I'm in Mich had some ihttp://www.pricoldclimate.org/forums/pri_cold_climate_forumnteresting photographs..not sure if they will be helpful to you
 
                            
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I haven't found much good online documentation for things like this. The largest and best collection of permaculture photos I know of is at:

http://picasaweb.google.com/permaculture.biz/

Which includes tours of Sepp Holzer's work.

I think the very best photos of temperate climate plantings are in "Edible Forest Gardens" by Jacke and Toensmeier. There are also several videos that capture the structure of specific guilds and permie land, including:

- "Global Gardener" #3, on cool climates:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2737120857870617709
- Holzer's three main videos,
1, “farming with nature” - 37:10
2, “terraces and raised beds” - 30:10
3, “aquaculture” - 32:27

Here's #3:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=235437896615994763

A little less revealing but still useful are:
- "Permaculture in Practice"
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8562292314731441861
- "Permaculture Trio" including a survey of Robert Hart's place
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5044992889376738498

Classic Freudian quote from Hart: "I have an excellent German shredding machine..."

The video on Emelia Hazelip is also worth seeing, about a young garden with few perennial elements.

Scroll down at Midwest Permaculture's site and you'll see a video stream and some decent photo galleries. I'd point out the one of Mark Shepard's land in particular.
http://www.midwestpermaculture.com/
http://www.midwestpermaculture.com/June07PhotoSummary.php

And after you get past the first half-hour of brain-dead dry-erase-board jabbering in Geoff Lawton's video "Food Forest - Establishing a Food Forest the Permaculture Way" (1:22:27), he'll show quite a wonderful series of subtropical land transformations. You should also look for the short videos that accompany this longer one, being:
- "30 Year Old Food Forest" (10:28)
- "300 Year Old Food Forest" (5:55)
- "2000 Year Old Food Forest" (4:36)

But again the two-volume "Edible Forest Gardens" is immeasurably handy (and expensive) with good photos and case studies for eastern temperate North American gardens and beyond!

 
                              
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thanks for all the links!

yes...the two volume expensive books  unfortunately the only way I can get close to those is put in a request at the college library for them to buy them.

IF you'd like to see some pix of my garden and around my house
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1627142&l=463b8ccc55&id=616102765

also notes on my blog

thanks again for the help!!!
 
Hey, sticks and stones baby. And maybe a wee mention of my stuff:
Simple Home Energy Solutions, battery bank videos
https://permies.com/wiki/151158/Simple-Home-Energy-Solutions-battery
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