Nature is the greatest teacher. The best resouce is direct experience compounded over years.
Lots of well meaning advice is not universally applicable. We can both appreciate the wisdom of others and perceive for ourselves. Most suggestions need to be adapted to each individual's climate, conditions, and context.
Solutions can be crafted to align with our goals, and the kind of life we want to live.
Nothing is static. We are all in development.
Building an authentic relationship with our enviroment.
Connecting with friends and mentors on the plant path.
Visiting established plantings and projects.
Tree Crops: A Permanent Agiculture J. Russel Smith
Permaculture: A designer's Manual Bill Mollison
Farmers of Forty Centuries: Organic Farming in China, Korea, and Japan F.H. King
Edible Forest Gardens Jacke and Toensmeier
Nature's Garden Samuel Thayer
The Forager's Harvest Samuel Thayer
Incredible Wild Edibles Samuel Thayer
Perennial Vegetables Eric Toensmeier
The Holistic Orchard Michael Phillips
Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden Lee Reich
Nut Growing Robert Morris
NNGA: Northern Nut Grower's Association
NAFEX: North American Fruit Explorers
+Groups focused on a specific species or genus of interest.
+Making good use of the 'search' function.