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?
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.