234 p.,  p. of plates : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -225) and index.
Tells the story of two single men who turned a backyard lot into a productive garden, with advice on setting up a permaculture, choosing suitable food plants, and designing an urban garden that functions as a natural ecosystem.
Pt. 1. Sleep (2000-2004). Germination ; Starting a seed company and gaining a gardening comrade ; Let's get a place ; Gardening behind the tofu curtain ; Sun, shade, soil, slope ; A model ecosystem ... behind Kmart ; Guild-build -- Pt. 2. Creep (2004-2007). It takes a village to plant a food forest ; Tacky tropicalesque takes off ; The edible water garden ; Urban farming is my day job ; The greenhouse: getting serious ; Perennial vegetable spring ; Putting down roots and a parakeet visit ; Meanwhile back at the farm ; A movement germinates -- Pt. 3. Leap (2007-2009). Excess success ; Turning weeds into eggs ; Grazing berries ; Fruits and nuts ; A nourishing nectary neighborhood ; Patterns of nitrogen fixation ; Groundcover carpets ; The garden's impact beyond the fence line -- Pt. 4. Reap (2009-2012). Emergent property ; Guiding succession ; Indigenous management inspiration ; Next-generation polycultures ; Checking back in after eight seasons ; What's still on the list?
Two plant geeks, one-tenth of an acre, and the making of an edible garden oasis in the city
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