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The Edible Ecosystem Solution: Growing Biodiversity in Your Backyard and Beyond

by Zach Loeks Author

Humans have always thrived in rich, diverse, edible ecosystems. Yet most cities and suburbs are blanketed by lawns, ornamentals, and a lack of biodiversity, let alone anything edible. It is within these sterile landscapes that seeds of an edible ecosystem lie. The Edible Ecosystem Solution is a comprehensive, practical guidebook that looks at underutilized spaces to reveal the many opportunities for landscape transformation that are both far-reaching and immediately beneficial and enjoyable. Within these pages, you'll find: hundreds of full-color infographics, illustrations, and photographs that clearly outline the principles and concepts of edible landscape design and benefits; how to transition a garden plot, no matter the size, into a place of edible abundance and an edible biodiversity hot spot; how to choose appropriate plants for insects, wildlife, and food production; and so much more! The guide is perfect for everyone with access to a bit of yard, and a desire for food security, biodiversity, and a beautiful and resilient community and ecosystem.