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Please join me in welcoming Tomas Remiarz, author of Forest Gardening in Practice,



Read the book review here!

Tomas Remiarz will be hanging out in the forums until August 3rd, 2018 answering questions and sharing his experiences with you all.

At the end of the week, we'll make a draw for 4 lucky winners to win a copy of his book! From now until Friday, all new posts in the FOREST GARDEN forum are eligible to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up to receive the Daily-ish email.

The winners will be notified by Personal Moosage and must respond within 24 hours. Only the winners who respond within that timeframe will receive their book. Watch for a PM, and a notice in this thread announcing the winners!


Please remember that we favour perennial discussion.  The threads you start will last beyond the event.  You don't need to use Tomas's name get his attention. We like these threads to be accessible to everyone, and some people may not post their experiences if the thread is directed to the author alone.


Posts in this thread won't count as an entry to win the book, but please say "Hi!" to Tomas and make him feel welcome!
 
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Welcome to the forums and thank you so much for hanging out with all of us permaculture goofballs!
 
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Welcome!  Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
 
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Welcome Tomas.  So glad to have you visiting us.
 
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Welcome Tomas! Your book sounds very interesting and is on a topic I find fascinating.  I look forward to reading it!
 
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Hey Tomas, you just come in time, i m moving my mam into her new home soon and would love to have some useful info. welcome!
 
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Welcome Tomas, I am very much looking forward to your visit
 
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Welcome Tomas! Looking forward to your book and discussions
 
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Awesome resource! I'm sure I can muster a few questions for Tomas!
 
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Welcome Tomas! So happy you are visiting!
 
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Hi Tomas! I'm anxious to check out your book as I will be helping to design public food parks in my community in the coming years. Take care!
 
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It is great to welcome Tomas and also know more about forest gardening or even get his book!
 
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Welcome!! Looking forward to the picking of your brain. ;-)
 
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Welcome! I will participate, as I change my design and food production!!!
This week comes at the perfect moment!
 
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Hi! Welcome. I am looking forward to reading your posts.

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Hey dude welcome, its my first time here too :)
 
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Your book looks interesting. I wish it was available on Kindle too. I like to download samples of books to look at them before I buy. Also, I have so many books now in my home that I've started to by the electronic version so that I don't have to find a place for them on the shelf.

 
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Sheri Menelli wrote:Your book looks interesting. I wish it was available on Kindle too.



I agree, a kindle edition would be great. The publishers have shied away from it because of the many photos in the book which would make it harder to produce apparently. It's an effect I hadn't considered. For me it was very important to have many illustrations that show the reality of forest gardening, so I still think it's the right book for the purpose. I guess if Permanent Pubications get inundated with requests for a kindle edition they might think again!
 
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Alissa Shannon wrote:Welcome Tomas! I think your book sounds very interesting based on the title. I love the idea of Forest gardens, but it's the whole design part that bogs me down! There are sooooo many variables (like height, light requirements, pH requirements, water needs, pest and disease assistance requirements, and etc.)! I hope I can learn to understand it all better in time.



Alissa, you will find a whole section dedicated to planning and making your own forest garden at the back of the book. It takes you through all the stages from site assessment and goal setting to step-by-step planning, and also covers tips for the planting and maintenance phase. The main section of case studies gives you the stories of many people who have gone before you, who have been generous enough to share both their successes and frustrations so new forest gardeners like you can learn from them. On top of that there is a section on the ecological basics of forest gardening that explore some of the ideas behind it.

I agree the technical detail of plant selection can sometime feel daunting. Understanding the conditions of your site is key to making the right choices. There are some great online resources such as https://pfaf.org/user/Default.aspx I would suggest makign your shortlist of plants and then checking it against a reference book or website such as this.

On the whole I'd say start small, dare to experiment, stay flexible and be bold enough to remove plants that obviously don't work in your place, either because the conditions aren't right or because you realise that you actually don't like them. You can then find a replacement that is better suited to your situation.

All the best with your forest garden experiments!
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:[b][color=red][size=18]Please join me in welcoming Tomas Remiarz



Hi Tomas,

Sorry if I've already missed you. But just in case you come back or are still around, is there anything in your book or on your site about establishing a food forest in an existing forest?  I'm researching where to plant fruit and additional nut trees among trees I already have which are mostly oaks, with some black walnut and a lot of sumac bushes.
 
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I moved everyone's questions to their own threads, so they have a chance to win Tomas's book (posts in this thread don't count for the giveaway, and I wanted you to have a chance to win!)
 
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The winners of this weeks event are ... *drumroll please*

Tamara Koz
Chris Holcombe 
Robert Rafferty  
Kelly Hart 


Congratulations!
You'll be receiving a PM in your inbox soon and you have 24 hours from that PM to reply to win your prize.

For those of you who didn't win this week but still want a copy of this book., please click here and your purchase will help feed the empire so we can more brilliant authors come and visit with us. And it will help support Tomas in his research!
 
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