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permaculture and forest gardening

Postby crazymaisey » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:24 am

I've been looking up on the net lately on permaculture and forest gardening. I am so excited about the idea of transforming my garden this way. I've recently bought some books and have ordered some more. I was just wondering if anyone else is using either or both of these systems in their gardens, and if so do you have any photos or hints and tips for me to get started, please? :iconbiggrin:
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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Postby southeast-isher » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:53 am

do you subscribe to the excellent Permaculture Magazine? And have you got the latest Martin Crawford book on Forest Gardening? Both recommended.
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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Postby southeast-isher » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:55 am

Also worth checking out the Plants for a Future website.
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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Postby crazymaisey » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:41 pm

I've got the permaculture magazine website on favourites, but haven't subscribed to the mag itself, and the book you mention is one of the books I'm waiting for in the post. :-)
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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Postby southeast-isher » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:54 pm

Cool! It's worth supporting/subscribing to the magazine either digitally or with a hard copy. I think you will love that book.
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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Postby southeast-isher » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:56 pm

Btw you can add Permaculture Magazine on Facebook if you haven't already! A good way of getting useful tips...
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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Postby crazymaisey » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:38 am

Thanks for all your help Southeast! I have actually added them on Facebook but keep forgetting to check it out, Lol! Thanks for sharing the link on the other book too.
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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Postby crazymaisey » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:49 pm

Thanks Southeast.
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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Postby RuthG » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:29 am

Can I ask which books you have already bought and which ones you would say were good (ie the ones you werent disappointed with) please? I am also interested in permaculture, but all I can find on the net is what seems almost like a religion! Or paid for courses that I cant afford to go on.
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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Postby southeast-isher » Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:13 pm

All the books mentioned in this thread are very good but are geared towards Forest Gardening so if that's what you are looking to do then i recommend them especially the Martin Crawford one. They are all not religion like. But if you are looking for a simple primer on permaculture itself then permaculture in a nutshell may be a book that you'll like.
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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Postby southeast-isher » Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:16 pm

Buying the magazine is a very good idea - not all articles will be to your liking i expect but there is always good inspiration in there and more than makes up for it with other articles.
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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Postby Green Aura » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:26 pm

The seminal texts are by Edible Forest Gardens by Jacks and Toensmeier - but at ~£100 the pair look them up at the library first - although they're worth every penny IMHO.
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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Postby southeast-isher » Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:00 pm

If you want to see what the magazine is like you can get one for free from a couple of months ago, you just have to register an account here:

http://www.green-shopping.co.uk/books/ebooks/free-ebooks/permaculture-magazine-free-download.html
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