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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 / Eric Toensmeier ; with contributions from Jonathan Bates.

Toensmeier, Eric. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781603583992 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1603583998 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781603584005 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 1603584005 (ebook)
  • Description: 234 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., 2013.

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0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Middlesex - Lowell Campus Lower Level SB453 .T59 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Pt. 1. Sleep (2000-2004) -- Germination -- Starting a seed company and gaining a gardening comrade -- Let's get a place -- Gardening behind the tofu curtain -- Sun, shade, soil, slope -- A model ecosystem...behind Kmart -- Guild-build -- Pt. 2. 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 -- The greenhouse : Getting serious -- Perennial vegetable spring -- Putting down roots and a parakeet visit -- Meanwhile back at the farm -- A movement germinates -- Pt. 3. Leap (2007-2009) -- Excess success -- Turning weeds into eggs -- Grazing berries -- Fruits and nuts -- A nourishing nectary neighborhood -- Patterns of nitrogen fixation -- Groundcover carpets -- The garden's impact beyond the fence line -- Pt. 4. Reap (2009-2012) -- Emergent property -- Guiding succession -- Indigenous management inspiration -- Next-generation polycultures -- Checking back in after eight seasons -- What's still on the list?
Summary: Tells the story of two single men who turned a backyard lot into a productive garden, with advice on setting up a permaculture, choosing suitable food plants, and designing an urban garden that functions as a natural ecosystem.
Subject: Urban gardening > Anecdotes.
Bates, Jonathan, 1974- (Added Author).

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Alternate Title: Two plant geeks, one-tenth of an acre, and the making of an edible garden oasis in the city

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