Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore magazine


South Shore Locavores: Edible Landscaping and Permaculture

April 18, 2013


Books Available in the Old Colony Library Network:

Paradise Lot: two plant geeks, one-tenth of an acre, and the making of an edible garden oasis in the city   by Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates, 2012.

The vegetable gardener’s guide to permaculture: creating an edible ecosystem by Christopher Shein, 2013.

The beautiful edible garden: design a stylish outdoor space using vegetables, fruits and herbs by Leslie Bennett, 2013.

The mini farming guide to vegetable gardening: self-sufficiency from asparagus to zucchini by Brett Markham, 2012.

Edible landscaping by Rosalind Creasy, 2010.

Gaia’s garden: a guide to home-scale permaculture 2nd edition by Toby Hemenway, 2009.

Perennial vegetables from artichoke to zuiki taro, a gardener’s guide to over 100

delicious easy to grow edibles by Eric Toensmeier, 2007.

Edible forest gardens by Dave Jacke, 2005.


Websites: Food Forest Farm, Holyoke, MA. Eric Toensmeier’s website. Edible gardening basics and much more. Worldwide Permaculture Network. UMass Permaculture Initiative.

In The News:

Goodwin, Jeremy D. “Breaking new ground in sustainability: UMass students till forgotten plots.” Boston Globe, April 25, 2012, p.16.

Tortorello, Michael. “The Permaculture Movement grows from underground.” New York Times,July 28, 2011.

UMass Permaculture Documentary.

Ann Raver. “Their trip to Bountiful” New York Times, February 13, 2013 p.D1