growing an ecosystem of abundance

Food Forest Resources

Articles:

Avocado in the East Bay by John Valenzuela

Landscapers:

Eric Beeghly Edible Landscape http://www.ericbeeghly.com/

Wildheart Gardens – Christopher Shein http://www.wildheartgardens.com/

Permaculture Artisans, Erik Ohlsen http://www.permacultureartisans.com/

Food Forests Across America http://permaculture.org.au/2009/01/26/food-forests-across-america/

Demonstration/Working Sites/Collections

Insectary plants for pollinators http://www.xerces.org/pollinators-california-region/

Backyard gleaning for the hungry, great resource page http://www.villageharvest.org/

EcoHouse Berkeley http://www.ecologycenter.org/ecohouse/

Merrit College, permaculture program http://www.merrittlandhort.com/permaculture/permaculture.html

Regenerative Design Institute, permaculture http://www.regenerativedesign.org/

Occidental Arts and Ecology Center http://www.oaec.org/

Common Vision fruit tree tour, School plantings http://www.commonvision.org/

Urban Tilth, Kennedy High Farm and Edible Forest http://www.urbantilth.org/gardens/khs-farm-forest/

Germplasm Collections

CRFG Santa Clara Chapter, Emma Prusch Park, has three Fruit Orchards: High Density, Heritage, and International Rare Fruit

Andy’s Orchard, Andy Mariani, Morgan Hill http://www.andysorchard.com/

C. Todd Kennedy, arboreum.biz http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/24/HO861BGQ4E.DTL

Filoli, Gentlemen’s Orchard http://www.filoli.org/downloads/garden/gentlemens-orchard.pdf

USDA, ARS, National Clonal Germplasm Repository, Davis, Scion distribution; Wolfskill Experimental Farm, Winters- tastings http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=53-06-20-00

UC Riverside Citrus Clonal Protection Program,  budwood distribution, tested virus free, http://ccpp.ucr.edu/

Organizations

CRFG, Local Chapters, Annual Scion Exchange, plantings, fruit notes, sources crfg.org

Home Orchard Society http://www.homeorchardsociety.org/

North American Fruit Explorers, NAFEX http://www.nafex.org/

Backyard Fruit Growers, Lancaster County, Penn. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~dailey/byfg.html

Calendars/Phenology

Local food harvest calendar http://www.localfoodswheel.com/

Dave Wilson Nursery Harvest Calendar http://www.davewilson.com/homegrown/promotion/chart/harvest_dates2010.pdf

Fruit Tree and Vine Care Calendar, from the UC Cooperative Extension, Santa Clara County. http://www.mastergardeners.org/pdf/import/picks/treecalendar.pdf

Calendar of Backyard Gardening Operations for Selected Temperate Fruit and Nut Trees. homeorchard.ucdavis.edu/calendar.pdf

Calendar of Backyard Gardening for Citrus Fruits, with suggested seasonal care.  http://homeorchard.ucdavis.edu/cal_citrus.pdf

Varietal Descriptions:

Seed Savers Exchange: Fruit, Nut and Berry Inventory http://www.seedsavers.org/Items.aspx?hierId=85

DWN Fruit Tasting Report http://www.davewilson.com/br40/br40_taste_files/taste_index.html

Dave Wilson Nursery, Backyard Orchard Culture http://www.davewilson.com/homegrown/gardencompass/gc01_mar_apr_01.html

Spread Sheet of all Patented Varieties of Fruit Trees (courtesy of Jason Sutor)  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqoBKzfSt0AudEw2NHpyY3ViWnBEWkhtaHdoWnZib3c&hl=en_US#gid=1

National Academy of Sciences, Lost Crops of the Incas, http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=1398#toc

Morton, Julia, Fruits of Warm Climates http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/index.html

Nurseries:

The Arboreum Company, run by C. Todd Kennedy, and Patrick Shafer, offer high quality trees of rare varieties at an excellent price. http://www.arboreum.biz/

Epicenter Avocado Trees & Fruit Specializing in Rare & Exceptional Avocado Trees–     Proprietors Ellen Baker and Freddy Menge, based in La Selva Beach, Santa Cruz County, have done years of varietal trials, sourcing from the great avocado collections in Southern California, in addition to unique local Santa Cruz area varieties. http://www.epicenteravocados.com/

Tierra Madre Farm Rare Fruit Trees and Vegetable Seeds Old Tyme Heirlooms and New Favorites, Chris Menge, Shane Murphy and Cory Murphy, Santa Cruz, CA http://www.localfoodmarketplace.com/tierramadre/Default.aspx

Rolling River Nursery is a family run USDA certified Organic nursery and permaculture homestead, located in Orleans, Northern California http://www.rollingrivernursery.com/index.php

Burnt Ridge Nursery, run by Michael Dolan, excellent selection of disease resistant varieties http://www.burntridgenursery.com/

Trees of Antiquity, excellent selection of rare varieties, not only apples! formerly Sonoma Antique Apple Nursery http://www.treesofantiquity.com/

Greenmantle Nursery, Ettersburg, Ram Fishman specializes in Albert Etter Apple varieties, http://www.greenmantlenursery.com/2008revision/fruit2008/index2008f.htm

One Green World, many unusual varieties http://www.onegreenworld.com/

Raintree Nursery,  unusual varieties http://www.raintreenursery.com/

Four Winds Nursery, dwarf citrus and Meyer improved http://www.fourwindsgrowers.com/history.html

Dave Wilson Nursery, exclusive propagator of Flyod Zaiger bred Peaches, Pluots, Peacotums, & more http://www.davewilson.com/z_file/zaiger_intro.html

Scion wood sources by mail order:

Maple Valley Orchards and Nursery, Gillett, WI, Apple Scionwood:
http://maplevalleyorchards.com/Pages/ScionWood.aspx

FEDCO Trees Waterville, ME, Scionwood:
http://www.fedcoseeds.com/trees.htm

Wagon Wheel Orchard, Gardner, KS,  SCION WOOD:
http://wagonwheelorchard.blogspot.com/2011/01/grafting-season-is-again-upon-us.html

Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts
S. Lothrop Davenport Collection, Apple Scionwood:
http://www.towerhillbg.org/thwebscion.html

Perennial Vegetable Sources:

Rare and Hard-to-Find Perennial Seed/Plant Sources

At the Chelseagreen Blog, Categories: Garden & Agriculture
Posted on Thursday, June 5th, 2008 at 10:46 am by webeditor

http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/rare-and-hard-to-find-perennial-seed-sources/


Suppliers:

Peaceful Valley, Grass Valley, extensive selection of organic growing supplies http://www.groworganic.com

Harmony Farm Supply, Graton, great selection of unusual edible plants and organic growing supplies http://harmonyfarm.com/

Permaculture Design:

Design for a Garden/Orchard Using the Concepts of Permaculture/Agroforestry/Intercropping and Ecosystems Agroecology in a Mediterranean Climate,
A California Biologist’s Perspective, Las Pilitas Nursery http://www.laspilitas.com/garden/howto/permaculture/permaculture1.htm

Academic/Government Research & Extension:

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, The California Backyard Orchard http://homeorchard.ucdavis.edu/

Bay-Friendly Landscaping and Gardening http://www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=8

University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, UC Davis http://sarep.ucdavis.edu/

Sustainable Ag Research and Ed., USDA http://www.sare.org/about/index.htm

Ag Sust. Inst. UC Davis http://ltras.ucdavis.edu/resources/front-page

Miguel Altieri, Agroecology, UC Berk http://www.cnr.berkeley.edu/~agroeco3/principles_and_strategies.html

Agroecology, Gleisman http://www.agroecology.org/index.html

Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, Garden info, UCSC http://casfs.ucsc.edu/publications/for-the-gardener

ATTRA- Nat. sust. Ag Info Service, National Center for Appropriat Tech., USDA http://attra.ncat.org/publication.html

Rooting Database- UC Davis Dept of Plant Sciences http://rooting.ucdavis.edu/Pchome.htm

Historical/Modern Cultural Examples:

The Kino Heritage Fruit Trees Project, Jesús Manuel García-Yánez, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum & Robert M. Emanuel, University of Arizona-http://www.desertmuseum.org/center/kinofruittrees.php

La Huerta Project Old Mission Santa Barbara, Jerry Sortomme http://www.independent.com/news/2007/jan/23/la-huerta-project/

John R. Wolfskill, Winters’ earliest American settler, 1842 http://www.wintersexpress.com/wolfskill.html

Henderson and Seth Lewelling Traveling Nursery 1847- http://www.ars-grin.gov/cor/cool/luelling.html

Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, Santa Rosa http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/departments/recreationandparks/parks/cityparks/listofparks/Pages/LutherBurbankHomeandGardens.aspx

Luther Burbank Goldridge Experimental Farm, Sebastopol http://www.wschsgrf.org/luther-burbank-gold-ridge-experiment-farm

Albert Etter- http://www.greenmantlenursery.com/

David Karp, the ‘Fruit Detective’- Unforbidden Fruit, UC Riverside and USDA project

Maya Forest Gardens, UC SB Anthropology http://www.mayaforestgardeners.org/index.php

Agroforestry in the Pacific Islands: Systems for Sustainability Edited by W.C. Clarke and R.R. Thaman http://www.unu.edu/unupress/unupbooks/80824e/80824E00.htm – Contents

The Chagga home gardens: A multi-storeyed agro-forestry cropping system on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Northern Tanzania, E. C. M. Fernandes, A. Oktingati, and J. Maghembe International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya http://www.unu.edu/unupress/food/8F073e/8F073E06.htm

Nutrition and agriculture Home garden agriculture in Kerala revisited, M. Abdul Salam, K. Sathees Babu, and N. Mohanakumaran http://www.unu.edu/unupress/food/8F163e/8F163E07.htm

The Javanese Homegarden, Soemarwoto and Conway http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:1FUTz2Xab_QJ:www.ciesin.org/docs/004-194/004-194.html+home+garden+research&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

Books:

Tending the Wild Native American Knowledge and the Management of California’s Natural Resources, M. Kat Anderson, Ecologist UC Davis. http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520248519

F. H. King , D. Sc., Farmers of Forty Centuries or Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea and Japan,  http://www.earthlypursuits.com/FarmFC/FFC/F_%20H_%20King%20Farmers%20of%20Forty%20Centuries.htm

J. Russel Smith, Tree Crops: a permanent agriculture http://www.soilandhealth.org/01aglibrary/01aglibwelcome.html

The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping: Home Landscaping with Food-Bearing Plants and Resource-Saving Techniques, Rosalind Creasy http://www.rosalindcreasy.com/published-books/

How to Design and Maintain your Edible Landscape Naturally, Robert Kourik http://www.robertkourik.com/books/edible.html

Masanobu Fukuoka citrus and plum orchards http://www.larrykorn.net/TheOneStrawRevolution.htm

Forest Gardening, Cultivating an Edible Landscape- Robert Hart http://www.ecobooks.com/books/forestgarden.htm http://www.pfaf.org/User/cmspage.aspx?pageid=93

How to Make a Forest Garden, Patrick Wakefield http://www.patrickwhitefield.co.uk/books.htm

Jacke and Toensmier, Edible Forest Gardens http://www.edibleforestgardens.com/ excerpt from Edible Forest Gardens http://www.nofa.org/tnf/sp02/supplement/edible.php

Eric Toensmeier, Perennial Vegetables http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/perennialvegetables

Gaia’s Garden, Toby Hemmenway http://patternliteracy.com/

Gardening for Maximum Nutrition, Jerry Minnich, Rodale Press 1983

One Circle Garden, Growing a Complete Diet on 1,000 square feet, Ecology Action of the Mid-Peninsula, 1985

Digital/Web based media:

Cloudforest Gardener, A Community of Eclectic Gardeners

discussion group http://www.cloudforest.com/cafe/gardening/

Plants for a Future database, Ken Kern http://www.pfaf.org/User/default.aspx

Martin Crawford, Agroforestry Research Trust http://www.agroforestry.co.uk/

West Coast Food Forestry, Rain Tenaqiya, buy the DVD http://www.scribd.com/doc/2029243/West-Coast-Food-Forestry

Geoff Lawton, Establishing a Food Forest DVD http://www.permaculture.org.au/store/food_forest_dvd.htm

Grow Organic Apples, Holistic Orchard Network, Michael Phillips http://www.groworganicapples.com/

Tropical agroforestry guides and resources http://www.agroforestry.net/  publications available for free download http://www.agroforestry.net/pubs/index.html

Basics of Fruit Tree Pruning, Better Ways to Prune for Tree Health & Long Tree Life, presentation by Tom Del Hotal of the San Diego Chapter CRFG http://www.crfgsandiego.org/Presentations/Fruit%20Tree%20Pruning%20Basics.pdf

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