The Edible Ecosystem Solution
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The Edible Ecosystem Solution


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265 Pages

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Start a peaceful revolution by planting an edible ecosystem and sharing the experience with your neighbors

  • Author is permaculture farmer, designer. and director of Ecosystem Solution Institute
  • He has spent the last 12 years developing practices and principles for small-scale market gardens that integrate farming, earth science, permaculture, and sustainability
  • He is passionate about how small actions, strategically linked, can result in large-scale change
  • This book shows how large-scale change is possible in our modern landscapes by creating and linking 25-square-foot edible landscapes
  • A straightforward, Lego-like solution to improving communities
  • Author is also a professional illustrator, and the book will be illustrated in full color
  • A step-by-step process transforming underutilized and inefficient green spaces like lawns
  • Practical and achievable solutions with far-reaching benefits
  • Contains project examples and case studies from around the world
  • Author's previous book, The Permaculture Market Garden, has sold over 5000 copies

Audience: gardeners, landscape designers, community food activists, academics, city and municipal planners

Regional: New York, San Francisco, Kansas City are featured in book

Canada: Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Whitehorse are featured in book

International: Sweden, Israel, Mongolia, France, Australia, China are featured in book

Academic: Courses in landscape architecture, sustainability, regenerative agriculture, urban planning, environmental planning

Start a peaceful revolution by planting an edible ecosystem and sharing the experience with your neighbors

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. Contents include:

  • Hundreds of full-color infographics, illustrations, and photographs that clearly outline the principles and concepts of edible landscape design and benefits
  • How to get started with as little as 25 square feet of land
  • How to transition a garden plot into a place of edible abundance and an edible biodiversity hot spot, living laboratory, and a source point for transitioning and transforming community and culture
  • Choosing appropriate plants for insects, wildlife, and food production
  • Scaling up and networking backyard edible ecosystems at the neighborhood level and beyond to build community food security and resilience.

The Edible Ecosystem Solution is for everyone with access to a bit of yard, a desire for food security, biodiversity, and a beautiful and resilient community, and for anyone who wants to reclaim humanity's place in a rich, abundant, edible ecosystem.

About This Book

Section 1: The Ecology of Humanity
    Precious Place in Space
    Human Habitat
    Ancestral Ecosystems

Section 2: Solutions and Opportunities
    Habitat Lost
    Modern Ecosystem Services
    Big-Picture Services
    Livable Community Benefits
    Common Lines
    Ecosystem Spot

Section 3: Edible Ecosystem Design
    Inspiration to Act
    Site Selection and Micro-Environment
    Build a Permabed
    Site-Suitable Plant Selection
    Design an Ecosystem Guild
    Plant a Micro-Landscape
    Modular Ecosystem Landscape

Section 4: Educate, Propagate, Inspire
    Ecosystem Dispersal
    Edible Ecosystem Qualities
    Catalyzing Land Transition
    EPI Is a Model for Success

Section 5: Ecosystem Culture
    Transitioning Our Habitat
    Land, People, Culture
    Change Has Many Stakeholders
    Regenerative Wealth Security
    Habitat Is a Human Right

About the Author
A Note about the Publisher



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Published 08 December 2020
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EAN13 9781771423236
Language English
Document size 9 MB

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