Table of contents for Edible forest gardens / Dave Jacke with Eric Toensmeier.

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Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures	v
Preface	viii
Introduction: An Invitation to Adventure	1
What Is an Edible Forest Garden?	1
Gardening LIKE the Forest vs. Gardening IN the Forest	3
Where Can You Grow a Forest Garden?	4
The Garden of Eden: It Sounds Great, But Is It Practical?	5
An Invitation to Adventure	8
Part One: Context and Vision ...............11
1: The Forest and the Trees 	12
The Primal Forest: A Remembrance	13
Gardening the Forest	16
Forest Remnants	18
 Feature Article 1: Natives and Exotics: Definitions and Questions	20
Suburban Ecology	27
Gardening in the Industrial Image	30
Lessons Learned	32
 Box 1-1: Shifting the Burden to the Intervenor	25
2: Visions of Paradise 	34
Study of the Household: Ecology Defined	35
Tales of Mimicry	37
Advantages of Forest Mimicry	40
The Limitations of Forest Mimics	47
Spanning the Gamut: Images of Forest Gardens	49
Goals of Forest Gardening	55
Revision; the Garden of Eden?	61
 Box 2-1: The Principle of Functional Interconnection	41
Case Study 1: Charlie's Garden 	68
Part Two: 
Ecology: Form and Function in the Forest Garden...............89
3: The Five Elements of Forest Architecture	91
Vegetation Layers	91
 Feature Article 2: With All These Layers, What Do I Grow in the Shade?	98
Soil Horizons	104
Density	113
Patterning	123
Diversity	134
Summary	148
 Box 3-1: The Principle of Relative Location	129
Case Study 2: Robert's Garden 	150
4: Social Structure: Niches, Relationships and Communities	160
Species, Species Niches, and Species Relationships	162
Multi-Species Interactions: Frameworks of Social Structure	195
 Feature Article 3: Natives and Exotics, Opportunists and Invasives	218
Social Structure Design: Strategies and Anchors	227
Chapter Summary	244
 Box 4-1: Niche Analysis: Everybody Does It	163
 Box 4-2: The Principle of Multiple Functions	164
 Box 4-3: The Principle of Stress and Harmony	172
 Box 4-4: The Competitive Exclusion Principle	180
 Box 4-5: The Cropping Principle	181
 Box 4-6: The Principle of Redundancy	208
 Box 4-7: The Polyculture Partitioning Principle	234
 Box 4-8: Ecological Analogs	240
5: Making A Living In The Dark: Structures of the Underground Economy	249
The Anatomy of Self-Renewing Fertility	250
 Feature Article 4: Parent Materials: The Soil's Nutritional Constitution	263
Plant Roots: Engines of the Underground Economy	271
The Soil Food Web	301
Summary: Dabbling In The Underground Economy	329
 Box 5-1: The Concept of Limiting Factors	252
 Box 5-2: Specific Replant Disease	279
6: Succession: Four Perspectives on Vegetation Dynamics 	334
Classical Linear Succession and Climax	336
Progressive Succession to Shifting Mosaic Steady State	358
Patch Dynamics: Out of Line and Out of Balance	380
A "Unified Oldfield Theory": Successional Causes 	396
 Feature Article 5: "Invasive" Plants and the Unified Oldfield Theory	401
Succession Design: Using the Four Models	404
Summary: The Simultaneity of the Four Models	411
 Box 6-1: The Principle of Allocation	354
 Box 6-2: The Law of Vegetation Dynamics	397
 Box 6-3: The Law of Dynamic Tolerance	399
Case Study 3: E.F. Schumacher Forest Garden 	418
Conclusion: Elements, Dynamics, and Desired Conditions	431
Appendix 1: Forest Gardening's "Top 100" Species	437
Appendix 2: Plant Hardiness Zone Maps	482
Appendix 3: Publications and Organizations	484
Bibliography	501
Glossary	516
General Index	536

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Edible forest gardens.
Edible forest gardens -- North America.