permaculture and forest gardening

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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Post: # 243437Post vulcan
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:39 pm

Permaculture and Forest Gardening are not necessarily the same thing, Forest Gardening only follows some of the rules and ideas of Permaculture,

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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Post: # 243438Post baldybloke
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:28 pm

The Earth Care Manual by Patrick Whitefield is probably the most comprehensive book on Permaculture in the UK, but there are several books by Graham Burnett that are worth a look. As previously posted, check out the Green Shopping Guide for a full range of Permaculture Books.
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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

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Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:03 am

Anybody know of any permaculture courses in or around Essex, Hertfordshire or Cambridgeshire? I've just finished a Horticulture course and now I want to take it in a slightly different direction.
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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Post: # 243640Post southeast-isher
Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:16 am

ellie-in-wellies wrote:Anybody know of any permaculture courses in or around Essex, Hertfordshire or Cambridgeshire? I've just finished a Horticulture course and now I want to take it in a slightly different direction.
have a look in the back of permaculture magazine or maybe go to the permaculture association website.

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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Post: # 269237Post southeast-isher
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:33 pm

Just a quick note: looks like a DVD is coming out...

Perennial Vegetable Gardening with Eric Toensmeier (DVD)

http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/i ... er_dvd:dvd

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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Post: # 269238Post marshlander
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:29 pm

Nothing substitutes for hands on experience. Would recommend you sign up for helpX or wwoof volunteering and work on a permaculture project. There's a fantastic example near me (North Lincolnshire) who are part of the permaculture LAND project.
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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

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Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:39 pm

marshlander wrote:Nothing substitutes for hands on experience. Would recommend you sign up for helpX or wwoof volunteering and work on a permaculture project. There's a fantastic example near me (North Lincolnshire) who are part of the permaculture LAND project.
Can't i just lounge on the sofa munching chicken nuggets and watching the DVD?

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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

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Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:48 pm

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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

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Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:22 pm

Mithril2 wrote:I'm currently reading 'How To Grow Perennial Vegetables: Low-Maintenance, Low-Impact Vegetable Gardening' by Martin Crawford. It's packed with information - so many differnt plants. My only compliant is the binding - could just be my copy, not sure.
oh really, i don't get that as i bought a PDF of the book from the publishers.

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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Post: # 269310Post boboff
Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:59 am

Reading on Amazon it's a major problem with the book.
One lady notes that the publisher did replace the book for free.
I have put it on my wish list for Christmas
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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

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Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:23 am

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Re: permaculture and forest gardening

Post: # 269643Post JoseyJo
Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:42 pm

Glad I found this recommendation for Martin Crawford book as I'm dropping hints for some permaculture & forest gardening books for Christmas and I hadn't got that one on the list.
I'd also recommend Permaculture Magazine - I find it really inspires me!
Ellie-in-wellies I don't know if you're still following this thread but I've discovered that Transition Towns Downham Market are organising permaculture courses, based around Downham Market which is just into Norfolk but near Cambs border. If you google them or follow links from Transition Towns website you should find out more.

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