Date Palms, Palmaculture and Greening the Middle East (INTERVIEW)

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Palmaculture is a new name for an old concept – one which helped green the Middle East with traditional palm gardens called bustans For centuries now date palm groves have been present in the hot deserts of MENA stretching from Morocco in the west to Yemen in the south. Indeed these man-made ecosystems have been […]

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How to create a food forest garden, by Martin Crawford

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This book is unusual.  Firstly, by virtue of covering the topic of forest gardening at all, but also unusual in another respect. Many gardening books either concentrate on being packed with practical How-To information, or on offering glossy fantasies for gardeners.  In Creating a Forest Garden Martin Crawford has expertly covered both bases.  There are […]

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