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Source: Amazon

Authors - Zach Loeks
Publisher - New Society Publishers

Summary
New Society Publishers says, "Humans have always thrived in rich, diverse, edible ecosystems. Yet most cities and suburbs are blanketed by lawns, ornamentals, and a lack of biodiversity, let alone anything edible. It is within these sterile landscapes that seeds of an edible ecosystem lie.

The Edible Ecosystem Solution is a comprehensive, practical guidebook that looks at underutilized spaces to reveal the many opportunities for landscape transformation that are both far-reaching and immediately beneficial and enjoyable."

About the Author
New Society Publishers says "Zach Loeks is an educator, designer, and grower who specializes in Edible Ecosystem Design through landscaping and education. He is director of the Ecosystem Solution Institute, which is dedicated to the education, propagation, and inspiration of ecosystem solutions for land use transition. He consults widely with homes, farms, colleges, schools, and municipalities across Canada and United States, and through many biomes from Guatemala and South Africa to the Yukon and Mongolia."

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"This book is full of design, illustrations and photos by the author and is a step-by-step guide to garden design and edible landscaping.  Not only to improve your property but to start a peaceful landscape revolution."


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From the video description:
"This Edible Eco-education site is demonstrating the many types of food plants that we can grow in the region and providing an educational opportunity for students on campus and people in the community to learn about how to grow edible landscapes and propagate the best varieties to spread throughout the community."


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From the video description:
"This ain't your typical greenhouse design. With an insulated back wall and an insulated roof the Groundswell Community Network's passive solar community greenhouse stores heat far better than your typical glass box. "

Did that get miscopied from a different video?  It doesn't relate to the video shown.
 
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Trace Oswald wrote:Did that get miscopied from a different video?  It doesn't relate to the video shown.


Trace, the original video on YouTube has no description, so I have no idea where that came from. Thanks for spotting it. I removed the video description for now.
 
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If it's as good as his previous book, The Permaculture Market Garden, then it's worth getting a hold of!
 
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Book Review for "The Edible Ecosystem Solution" by Zach Loeks
I give this book 9 out of 10 acorns.

By John Saltveit

This is a very intelligent book.  It gives a big picture view of edible ecosystems.  As the title suggests, it shows several ways in which we can develop our resilience. By increasing the ability to feed people well, limiting toxins, finding work for people, and organizing our culture, we can live well in harmony with the planet.  It talks about the situation that we are currently in relating to our soils, the oceans, and our food.  It explains various ways in which many of our required actions for us to live on this planet in a healthy way can be created through environmental stewardship. One of the big contributions of this book is to highlight the many positive benefits that viable ecosystems can do for us. They will benefit us not only in our health and environmentally, but in our abundance and even financially as well.  There are several different sections of the book.  They involve such topics as design, our current problematic model, and how we can work through these roadblocks in ways that will be enjoyable and fulfilling.  Several examples of both positive and negative responses are listed.  It is not only an informative book, but it is also inspiring.  The illustrations help the reader to conceptualize the ideas that the author is promoting.  The only criticism I would make of the book is that I would have made more in-depth lists of possible guilds for each major ecosystem, such as for taiga, temperate,  Mediterranean, maritime, and subtropical.  This book will help you understand how we can solve the problems we have, but it will also help you explain to others how we can make the world a better place together.
 
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