Restoration Agriculture

Real-World Permaculture for Farmers
Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
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Restoration Agriculture reveals how to sustainably grow perennial food crops that can feed us in our resource-compromised future.  

The restoration agriculture system described in this award-winning book works! It is possible for humans to produce staple foods using perennial agricultural ecosystems that actually improve the quality of the environment. This can be done on a backyard, farm, or ranch scale and is needed right now - on a global scale.  

Restoration Agriculture explains how we can have all of the benefits of natural, perennial ecosystems and create agricultural systems that imitate nature in form and function while still providing for our food, building, fuel, and many other needs. Using the restoration agriculture system, an oak savanna mimic will produce more than twice the number of edible human calories per acre as an average acre of corn, never needs to be planted again, prevents erosion, creates oil, and can be managed with no fossil fuel inputs. This book, based on real-world practices, presents an alternative to the agriculture system of eradication and offers exciting hope for our future.

©2013 Mark Shepard (P)2019 Tantor

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brilliant eye opening perspective on agriculture!<br />

anyone worried about agriculture practices and the environmental degradation that follows will be captivated by this book. Mark Shepard is permaculture farming on an industrial scale, his perspective on how to farm is truly unique. I have struggled coddling fruit trees but I am adopting the STUN method of planting and will definitely view and approach things differently after learning from this book.

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  • Steven Bamber
  • 01-31-20

Totally inspiring!!

This book has completely blown my mind and the obvious brilliance of it all is truly inspiring. Of course why hasn't any thought to simply copy what nature has been doing right all this time. Superb!!

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  • Chris O'Hara
  • 12-23-19

Amazing book

Well narrated
very knowledgeable and full of information about Permaculture and better agricultural production

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