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    Paradise Lot Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City

    ISBN-10: 1603583998
    ISBN-13: 9781603583992
    Author(s): Eric Toensmeier, Jonathan Bates
    Description: When Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates moved into a duplex in a run-down part of Holyoke, Massachusetts, the tenth-of-an-acre lot was barren ground and bad soil, peppered with broken pieces of concrete, asphalt, and brick. The two friends got to  More...
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    Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 240
    Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.122
    Language: English

    When Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates moved into a duplex in a run-down part of Holyoke, Massachusetts, the tenth-of-an-acre lot was barren ground and bad soil, peppered with broken pieces of concrete, asphalt, and brick. The two friends got to work designing what would become not just another urban farm, but a "permaculture paradise" replete with perennial broccoli, paw paws, bananas, and moringa-all told, more than two hundred low-maintenance edible plants in an innovative food forest on a small city lot. The garden-intended to function like a natural ecosystem with the plants themselves providing most of the garden's needs for fertility, pest control, and weed suppression-also features an edible water garden, a year-round unheated greenhouse, tropical crops, urban poultry, and even silkworms.In telling the story ofParadise Lot, Toensmeier explains the principles and practices of permaculture, the choice of exotic and unusual food plants, the techniques of design and cultivation, and, of course, the adventures, mistakes, and do-overs in the process. Packed full of detailed, useful information about designing a highly productive permaculture garden,Paradise Lotis also a funny and charming story of two single guys, both plant nerds, with a wild plan: to realize the garden of their dreams and meet women to share it with. Amazingly, on both counts, they succeed.

    Sleep (2000-2004)
    Germination
    Starting a Seed Company and Gaining a Gardening Comrade
    Seeds of Paradise
    Let's Get a Place
    Gardening Behind the Tofu Curtain
    Reproducing Eden
    Sun, Shade, Soil, Slope
    A Model Ecosystem...Behind Kmart
    Guild-Build
    Creep (2004-2007)
    It Takes a Village to Plant a Food Forest
    Tacky Tropicalesque Takes Off
    The Edible Water Garden
    Urban Farming is My Day Job
    Magic in the Garden
    The Greenhouse: Getting Serious
    Perennial Vegetable Spring
    Broccolitas Forever!
    Putting Down Roots and a Parakeet Visit
    Meanwhile Back at the Farm
    Build It and They Will Come
    A Movement Germinates
    Leap (2007-2009)
    Excess Success
    Turning Weeds into Eggs
    Grazing Berries
    Secrets of Resilience
    Fruits and Nuts
    A Nourishing Nectary Neighborhood
    Food Forest Farm Is Born
    Patterns of Nitrogen Fixation
    Groundcover Carpets
    The Garden's Impact Beyond the Fence Line
    Reap (2009-2012)
    Emergent Property
    Living in Paradise
    Guiding Succession
    Imagine Self-Renewing Abundance
    Indigenous Management Inspiration
    Next-Generation Polycultures
    Checking Back in After Eight Seasons
    Permaculture Greenhouse Realized
    What's Still on the List?
    Epilogue
    Acknowledgments
    Design Plan and Field Sketches
    Plant Species by Layer
    Recommended Resources
    Index

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