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The thread for chapter three is open - Chapter Three - The Five Elements of Forest Architecture

Are we going too fast for people? Do we need a catch-up week next week?
 
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This week is a catch-up week!

 
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The thread for chapter four is open - Chapter Four - Social Structure: Niches, Relationships, and Communities
 
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Chapter five is open - Chapter Five - Structures of the Underground Economy

I think next week will be another catch up.
 
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Well, I just finished Volume One. Sorry to fall off the chapter-a-week bandwagon, but glad to catch up.
Anyone else out there interested in starting Volume Two?
 
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It's getting near that time of year again, isn't it? When we all want to start curling up with a good book.

So, who's up for Volume Two?

And when should we start it? Should we wait til the new year? How does everyone feel? If we waited, it would give people a chance to put the book on their holiday wish-list, I guess.

Les us know your thoughts.
 
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Hi Burra,

Let's start reading Volume 2 before the new year, since it's big.

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It is big, isn't it. But only seven chapters.

I wonder if two weeks per chapter would make things run a bit easier?
 
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I'd like to read volume 2 with the group
 
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Awesome!

So how about I start a new thread every two weeks, starting this Sunday, 1st November?

Shall we go for it? Shall we ask Cassie to announce it on the dailyish email so everyone else know how to join in?
 
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The thread for Volume Two Chapter One is now open for discussion!

Just click the above link and it should take you there, if I've done it right...

Please feel free to enjoy yourself - do a chapter review, or tell us about your favourite bits, or the most interesting bits, or how you've managed to apply what you've read, or want to apply what you've read, or ask questions, even answer some.

Have fun!
 
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Here's the link to the study thread for Voume Two Chapter Two - A Forest Garden Pattern Language

This is a biggie, with lots to get your head around. I'm still only half-way through reading it, but I know Neil is champing at the bit wanting to get his teeth into it. Go for it Neil! I'll catch up when I can.

Is anyone else going to join in?
 
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Burra Maluca wrote:...

Is anyone else going to join in?



I'm here, a little behind on Vol 2 Chapter 1. ( I can't put Return to Resisitance down to finish the chapter).

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Hey guess what, Dave Jacke came to my place TODAY to check out all the pollarding and coppicing I've been doing. We had a great visit with nice discussions back and forth. He's working on a new book titled Coppice Agroforestry: Perennial Silviculture for the 21st Century. No word on when it'll be available. Here's the website.

I'd love to re-read Edible Forest Gardens and I bet I could convince him to stop by the forum for a little Q & A.
 
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Cj Sloane wrote:Hey guess what, Dave Jacke came to my place TODAY to check out all the pollarding and coppicing I've been doing. We had a great visit with nice discussions back and forth. He's working on a new book titled Coppice Agroforestry: Perennial Silviculture for the 21st Century. No word on when it'll be available. Here's the website.

I'd love to re-read Edible Forest Gardens and I bet I could convince him to stop by the forum for a little Q & A.



OK, I'm officially jealous!

It would be awesome if he could drop by though. I do hope you can persuade him.

I've opened up the thread for Volume Two Chapter Three - Design Processes 1: Overview, Goals and Assessments

I think people are struggling a bit to keep up, and to make posts. I'd really, really like everyone to join in the discussions, so I think I'm going to start the threads once a month from now on to make sure everyone has plenty of time to read, study, inwardly digest, and share! Plus holiday season is coming up....
 
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Here's the thread for the next chapter. Enjoy!

Volume Two Chapter Four - Design Processes 2: The Design Phase
 
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I know this one's a bit soon, but we were so late with the last one...

Volume Two Chapter Five - Site Preparation
 
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