Useful Resources

To help you grow resilience for people & planet

Food Forests, Edible Forest Gardens, Agroforestry, Breeding

  • Apios Institute

    Regenerative Perennial Agriculture for Temperate Climates. The wiki is a co-creative space where you can post photos and stories about perennial plants, polycultures, and forest gardens – and view posts from other edible forest gardeners from cold climates around the world.

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  • Food Forest Farm
    We help people create low-maintenance, regenerative food systems.  We grow, supply, and teach about perennial vegetables and other multipurpose plants.  We work with our clients to design and build gardens, and lives, that are sustaining and nourishing for people and planet.  We are at the heart of the movement to relocalize, regenerate, and re-skill our communities.  Visit Site
  • Land Institute

    The Land Institute has worked for over 30 years on the problem of agriculture. Our purpose is to develop an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie and a grain yield comparable to that from annual crops.

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  • Perennial Solutions

    Eric Toensmeier is a wonderful resource for carbon farming with perennial agriculture.

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Plant Databases

  • Plants for a Future

    A great resource for researching useful plants. Search over 7000 edible and medicinal plants using a number of search criteria.

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  • Plants.usda.gov

    A great resource for understanding most plants that grow in North America. Includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, Web links, and references.

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  • The Plant List

    Is a widely accessible working list of known plant species. I use this resource to help when referencing the most current plant latin names, as well as to search their synonyms.

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Soil (and compost)

Water

Permaculture

Political & Social Ecology

Other Collaborators, Connected Organizations, Colleagues and Friends

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