Edible Ecosystem Solution: Growing Biodiversity in Your Backyard and Beyond


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This new comprehensive guidebook by award inning educator, author and grower, Zach Loeks, draws attention to the underutilized spaces that abound in our communities. Early in the book the importance of global biodiversity and ecosystems (especially the edible aspect) are established. By degree Zach zooms in on the local urban neighbourhood, highlighting the possibilities and benefits. He then covers the practical points of site selection (starting small) choosing appropriate plants, guild and bed design and more. The 'Edible Ecosystem Solution' is for everyone with access to a bit of yard, a desire for food security, biodiversity, and a beautiful, resilient community.

G41 Dwarf
G935 Small Semi-Dwarf
G969 Small Semi-Dwarf
G30 Semi-Dwarf
G890 Semi-Dwarf
Pollenator definitions
Some trees and many berry plants are SELF-FERTILE ̶means the insect pollinators or even the wind can pollinate the blossoms without the need of a second tree.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER ̶ means another tree of the same type or kind but a different variety must be blooming nearby at the same time.
EXAMPLE A Liberty apple and a Wealthy apple can cross-pollinate. Two trees of the same variety ie: ̶ 2 Wealthy apples, cannot cross pollinate because they are genetically identical.
Other trees are marked as SEMI-FERTILE. These will set fruit without a second tree. However they will often bear more, and sometimes larger fruit if another variety of the same kind of tree is nearby.
You can select 2 different trees of the same kind marked as NEEDS A POLLENIZER or plant one of those along with one SELF-FERTILE or one SEMI-FERTILE. Also consider ripening times ̶ a Goldrush apple might not start blooming before a Pristine is finished.