Thursday, 21 May 2015
Food forestry on the US West Coast (online book)
Forest gardening is a central practice of Permaculture, an ecological design strategy for sustainable living. In a typical Permaculture forest garden, you are likely to find plantsfor all uses. However, in very limited space, a ‘food forest’ may be the best choice. A food forest is a garden with at least three layers of food plants. The main focus of this book is on plants that can be included in food forests on the West Coast of North America, primarily the areas west of the Cascades and Sierras. The plants listed in this book are suited for this region (usually for USDA Zones 8 and 9, unless otherwise noted),though many of them can be grown throughout North America and other temperate region.