This is an absolute must. It may seem like an expensive investment, but this English book is the very best book in my bookcase.
These two thick books are worthwhile. Volume I mainly gives you insight into the ecological story of the creation of a food forest. Volume II is a slightly more practical manual and has tips and advice on planning, designing and organizing a food forest. But all great food forest pioneers are under scrutiny. You will gain insights into how they worked. Robert Hart’s food forest, Martin Crawford’s project, … Two books full of tips and insights.
But the American Dave Jacke has studied ecology and design since the 1970s and has run his own ecological design office since 1984 – Dynamics Ecological Design Associates -. Dave is an engaging and passionate teacher of ecological design and permaculture, and in-demand meticulous designer. As a co-founder of Land Trust in Gap Mountain in Jaffrey , NH. He holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Simon’s Rock College (1980) and an MA in Landscape Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design (1984).
Do you want to see Dave Jacke’s presentation. Take a look at vimeo via this link https://vimeo.com/38607100
He asked for help from a colleague Eric Toensmeier. An award-winning author of Paradise Lot and Perennial Vegetables, and co-author of Edible Forest Gardens and a contribution to Drawdown . He is a lecturer at Yale University and an international trainer, presenting in English and Spanish in the US, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala and the Caribbean. Eric has studied permaculture and useful plants of the world for over twenty years. For five years he has led an urban farm project, managed a seed company and participated in an agricultural training program. This method is now used in more than eight American states and three Canadian provinces. Eric’s most recent book is the Carbon Farming : a Global Toolkit for Stabilizing the Climate with Tree Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices, which was supported by supporters through a Kickstarter campaign.