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WORKSHOP HANDOUT - GROWING AN EDIBLE NATIVE FOREST GARDEN

BOOKS 

Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison with Reny Mia Slay

Edible Forest Gardens Vol. I and II by Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier

Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City by Eric Toensmeier with Jonathan Bates

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants by Douglas Tallamy

Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife by David Mizejewski, National Wildlife Federation

Flora of the Chicago Region:A Floristic and Ecological Synthesis by Gerould Wilhelm and Laura Rericha, Conservation Research Institute  

Vegetation of Wisconsin by John Curtis

The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants bySamuel Thayer

Edible Wild Plants of the Prairie: an Ethnobotanical Guide by Kelly Kindscher

Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land by Steven I. Apfelbaum and Alan Haney


NATIVE PLANT SOURCES

Red Buffalo Nursery, Richmond,IL 815-648-4838 redbuffalonursery.com (user-friendly plant database)

Prairie Moon Nursery, Winona, MN 866-417-8156 prairiemoon.com (native plants and seed, info on propagating from seed)

Possibility Place Nursery, Monee, IL 708-534-3988 possibilityplace.com (Plants native to NE IL)

Prairie Nursery, Westfield, WI 800-476-9453 prairienursery.com (Info on preparing sites for planting)


LINKS

Gardening for Life Article by Douglas Tallamy

Directions for making a native bee nest box



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