Wikipedia: Home Gardens/ Forest Gardens, , (2013)
Pre-Columbian Savannas of North America maintained by fire, , Volume 2013, (2012)
Recent research is revealing that prior to the arrival of Europeans, Native Americans managed the forest ecology primarily by the intentional use of fire to change the mix of plant communities.
Canopy Management of High Density Subtropical Fruit Trees: Avocado, Mango and Lychee, , (1997)
Practical information on pruning subtropical fruit trees grown in a high density orchard setting. Intended for commercial growers, this article presents techniques for managing canopy spread.
Permaculture: A Designers' Manual, , (1988)
Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way. The philosophy behind permaculture is one of working with, rather than against, nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless action; of looking at systems in all their functions rather than asking only one yield of them; and of allowing systems to demonstrate their own evolutions.This is the book that started a renewed movement towards thoughtful design for sustainable living.
Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, , p.328, (2009)
The first edition of Gaia’s Garden sparked the imagination of America’s home gardeners, introducing permaculture’s central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers.This revised and updated edition also features a new chapter on urban permaculture, designed especially for people in cities and suburbs who have very limited growing space.
Edible Forest Gardens (2 volume set), , (2005)
Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two-volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates. Volume I lays out the vision of the forest garden and explains the basic ecological principles that make it work. In Volume II, Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier move on to practical considerations: concrete ways to design, establish, and maintain your own forest garden. Along the way they present case studies and examples, as well as tables, illustrations, and a uniquely valuable "plant matrix" that lists hundreds of the best edible and useful species.