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`Download Epub á Paradise Lot à When Eric Toensmeier And Jonathan Bates Moved Into A Duplex In A Run Down Part Of Holyoke, Massachusetts, The Tenth Of An Acre Lot Was Barren Ground And Bad Soil, Peppered With Broken Pieces Of Concrete, Asphalt, And Brick The Two Friends Got To Work Designing What Would Become Not Just Another Urban Farm, But A Permaculture Paradise Replete With Perennial Broccoli, Paw Paws, Bananas, And Moringa All Told, Than Two Hundred Low Maintenance Edible Plants In An Innovative Food Forest On A Small City Lot The Garden Intended To Function Like A Natural Ecosystem With The Plants Themselves Providing Most Of The Garden S Needs For Fertility, Pest Control, And Weed Suppression Also Features An Edible Water Garden, A Year Round Unheated Greenhouse, Tropical Crops, Urban Poultry, And Even SilkwormsIn Telling The Story Of Paradise Lot, Toensmeier Explains The Principles And Practices Of Permaculture, The Choice Of Exotic And Unusual Food Plants, The Techniques Of Design And Cultivation, And, Of Course, The Adventures, Mistakes, And Do Overs In The Process Packed Full Of Detailed, Useful Information About Designing A Highly Productive Permaculture Garden, Paradise Lot Is Also A Funny And Charming Story Of Two Single Guys, Both Plant Nerds, With A Wild Plan To Realize The Garden Of Their Dreams And Meet Women To Share It With Amazingly, On Both Counts, They Succeed I have mixed feelings about this book To be sure, the subject matter is interesting and inspiring I surely would love to have my own paradise lot and there is a lot of material in here on examples of just how that has been done in an unexpected and small location In fact, the sheer number of different things that these two were able to grow on their tiny new England lot is very cool.But the writing style is dragging in some parts, and outright cringey in others The love story part where I have mixed feelings about this book To be sure, the subject matter is interesting and inspiring I surely would love to have my own paradise lot and there is a lot of material in here on examples of just how that has been done in an unexpected and Paradise Lot is like porn for the permaculture geek Thought provoking, easy to read, and full of fascinating tidbits, I can t recommend it highly enough On the other hand, I did just blow 80 buying perennials as a result of Toensmeier s glowing descriptions. I really loved this book and will be re reading it many times This is not for the casual gardener, though It is for the permaculture nut who cares about the world at large and your food security intensely These two gentlemen took their 1 10th acre Duplex lot and turned it into a food haven of fruits and vegetables of mostly perennials that wh Paradise Lot Two Plant Geeks, One Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City is written by Eric Toensmeier with contributions from Jonathan Bates If Eric Toensmeier sounds familiar, it s because he wrote Perennial Vegetables, and co wrote the two volume Edible Forest Gardens.Whilst his previous work is very detailed, factual and intended for reference, Paradise Lot is apersonal story it s about the way Eric and Jonathan developed a forest garden in urban Mas Paradise Lot Two Plant Geeks, One Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City is written by Eric Toensmeier with contributions from Jonathan Bates If Eric Toensmeier sounds familiar, it s because he wrote Perennial Vegetables, and co wrote the two volume Edible Forest Gardens.Whilst his previous work is very detailed, factual and intended for reference, Paradise Lot is apersonal story it s about the way Eric and Jonathan developed a forest garden in urban Massachusetts, and the way their lives developed as they did.There s a saying about perennial plants, that they sleep in their first year after planting, creep in their second, and leap in their third Paradise Lot is divided into parts with those titles adding Reap as a