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

ISBN: 1603583998

ISBN13: 9781603583992

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

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...

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An excellent introduction to the concepts of permaculture with some advanced recommendations.

Eric and Johnathan have done a great job of convincing anyone who reads this book to convert a bigger portion of their lawn and landscaping to growing food instead of ornamentals. Sometimes food plants fit both categories. Their recommendations are based on a temperate climate, for them the Northeastern US.
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