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Designing and maintaining your edible landscape naturally

Designing and maintaining your edible landscape naturallyA week from today, Mark and I will be climbing the Uxmal pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula.  So this week's lunchtime series is actually a two week series, spanning the days we'll be away on our honeymoon.

Luckily, I found just the book to fuel two weeks of permaculture musings: Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally by Robert Kourik.  This book was written about the time I entered third grade, but the facts are nowhere near out of date.  Actually, I can see where the fascinating forest garden book I read a few months ago grew organically out of the rich compost of Robert Kourik's guide.

Robert Kourik's flawlessly researched and referenced book is also based on his years as a landscape architect, tempting clients to include edible plants in their ornamental gardens.  This week's first half of the series sums up his wisdom about the foundation of permaculture plantings --- soil.


This post is part of our lunchtime series reviewing Robert Kourik's Designing and Maintaining your Edible Landscape Naturally.  Read all of the entries:





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