Overstory Book: Cultivating Connections with Trees

Overstory Book: Cultivating Connections with Trees



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Overstory Book: Cultivating Connections with Trees by Craig R. Elevitch

In these 127 essays, contributors express their love for trees and their connections to a wide variety of tree-based subjects, including traditional knowledge, forest animals, the process of feeding, seeding, and tending, restoring land, and the good things trees do for the human heart. Other topics include microlife, protecting trees from wind and intruders, saving water and soil, choosing useful species, starting plants, improving income through tree-based businesses, and sustaining physical health. The articles are concise and practical, have useful illustrations and photographs, and include references and resources. The editor includes a helpful index of botanical names. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780970254412
Publisher: Permanent Agriculture Resources
Publication date: 12/01/1901
Pages: 414
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Craig Elevitch has been working for island resource self-sufficiency since 1989. He directs Agroforestry Net, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to empowering people in agroforestry and ecological resource management. The organization's internationally recognized publications have guided thousands of readers in becoming more proficient in ecological food production, agroforestry, and reforestation. Craig edits The Overstory, a monthly agroforestry journal with 8,000 subscribers in 185 countries. He has coordinated numerous workshops and field days for Pacific island agroforestry, with over 1,500 farmers and resource professionals participating since 1993. His books include Agroforestry Guides for Pacific Islands (2000), The Overstory Book: Cultivating Connections with Trees, 2nd Edition (2004), Traditional Trees of Pacific Islands: Their Culture, Environment, and Use (2006), and Specialty Crops for Pacific Island Agroforestry (2011, in press), all of which promote diverse agricultural systems that include trees.

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