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Contents of Volume Two of Edible Forest Gardens and links to study threads

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Volume Two: Design and Practice

Introduction: a Forest Gardener's Tool Kit

1: Issues and Strategies in Forest Garden Design and Management
Design Elements
Ecosystem Dynamics
Feature article 1:Beneficial Wildlife Habitat Principles
Desired Conditions

2: A Forest Garden Pattern Language
What is a Pattern Language?
A Forest Garden Pattern Language
Box 2.1: The Oak Beams of New College, Oxford

3: Design Processes 1: Overview, Goals and Assessments
Design Process Overview
Clear Intentions: Articulating Your Gardening Goals
Basic Mapping for Landscape Design
Site Analysis and Assessment
Feature Article 2: Reading Your Soil Horizons
Box 3.1: Designing Your Design Process
Box 3.2: Tools of the Designer's Trade
Box 3.3: Bubble Diagramming
Box 3.4: The Scale of Permanence

4: Design Processes 2: The Design Phase
The Four Stages of the Design Phase
The Four Realms of the Forest Garden Design
Integrating the Four Realms and the Four Stages
Design Phase How-To
Feature Article 3: Ground-Cover Polycultures

5: Site Preparation
Site Preparation
A Rogue's Gallery of Challenging Site Conditions
A Hero's Gallery of Site-Prep Strategies and Techniques
Feature Article 4: Mulch

6: Garden Establishment
The Order of Events
Staking Out
Acquiring Plants
Organizing Tools, Material, and Helpers
Planting Day
Aftercare: Proactive Plant Establishment

7: Management, Maintenance, and Coevolution
Tools of the Trade
Grunt Labor and Its Fruits: Maintenance and Harvesting
Coevolution: The Future of Forest Gardening

Epilogue: The Story of Robert

Introduction to the Appendices
Appendix 1: Plant Species Matrix
Appendix 2: Species-by-Use Tables
Appendix 3: Species-by-Function Tables
Appendix 4: Species of Concern
Appendix 5: Niche Requirements of Beneficial Animals
Appendix 6: Plant Hardiness Zone Maps
Appendix 7: Resources

Index of Latin Synonyms
Index of Common and Latin Names
General Index

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