Edible forest gardens produce delicious food while imitating natural forest ecosystems. Trees, shrubs, herbs, vines, groundcovers and fungi can combine to form healthy edible ecosystems. Design and plant selection help provide fertility, control of weeds and pests, and more.
How can you design an edible garden that works [...]
Financial Permaculture is… Creating a Financial Permaculture is a design endeavor towards circulating money locally, and finding innovative ways to promote trading and exchange systems that align with ecological patterns and boundaries. Financial Permaculture is the conscious whole system design of human financial systems to create a zero waste economy that cares for the earth, [...]
Perennial Staple Crops are basic foodstuffs that grow on perennial plants [that propagate themselves each year]. These plant sources of protein, carbohydrates, and fats can be harvested non-destructively – that is, harvest does not kill the plant or prevent future harvests. This group of crops includes grains, pulses (dry beans), nuts, dry pods, starchy fruits, oilseeds, [...]
This year, Spring brings a growing global awareness of climate change.
Check out this 60 min video
with Eric Toensmeier and Chelsea Green
providing some real, economically sound solutions in the form of permaculture carbon farming!
Why plant a forest of edible trees?
Eric Toensmeier has spent twenty years exploring edible and useful plants of the world and their use in perennial agro-ecosystems. He is the author of Perennial Vegetables and co-author of Edible Forest Gardens with Dave Jacke. Both books have received multiple awards, including the American Horticultural Society Garden Book of the Year and ForeWord Magazine Home and [...]