Key Terms and Ideas – list of essentual definitions and concepts for the field of ecology/horticulture and everything within.
None of these publishers or online stores pay us, they are simply the best in the business.
The following link is a study of the drought tolerances of olive, pomegranate, fig, grape, carob, almond, date palm, pistachio and bitter orange on about 4 inches of annual rain. Fruit trees’ survival ability in an arid desert environment without irrigation in the Negev Highlands of Southern Israel – Israel Journal of Plant Sciences – Volume 62, Issue 1-2.
Cold tolerance observations during the 1962 freeze in central Florida. Florida State Horticultural Society. – Cold hardiness of several dozen sub tropical and tropical fruit and nut trees.
NEWS and MEDIA
Ecology (Ecology Global Network – Your Source for All Things Ecology)
ECOLOGICAL SEARCH ENGINE
Ecosia Search the web to plant trees… (10,700,000 trees already planted with ecosia)
Plants for a Future “the google of plants”
Temperate Climate Permaculture – in depth website covering all the bases of permaculture. Extremely detailed plant descriptions/specifications. Dozens of in-depth articles, permaculturally focused and complete with extensive guides for any climates homestead.
ONLINE SEED/PLANT VENDORS
F. W. Schumacher Co. – retailer and wholesaler of tree, shrub, and annual seeds. Specializing in perennial edibles and general forestry.
Sheffields – Complete retailer and wholesale seed selection. Specializing in perennial edibles and general forestry
Strictly Medicinals (horizon herbs) – retailer and wholesaler of medicinal tree, shrub and herbaceous seeds. As well as potted plants, and freshly dried/prepared medicinal herbs/tinctures.
Trade Winds Fruit – California Business – retailer of tropical and temperate fruiting trees, shrubs, and herbaceous, plant seeds.
Rare Palm Seeds – wholesaler and retailer of tropical fruit, nut trees, flowers… 2700+ species in stock.
Tree Seeds – wholesaler and retailer of tree and shrub seeds for temperate climates, some sub-tropicals as well.
Seed Man – vast inventory of seeds, particularly rare species from around the world.
Sierra Seed Supply – California business – Seed bank of many native trees, shrubs, vines and herbs of the Sierra Mountains.
Banana-tree – Large selection of rare tropicals and subtropical plant species.
Agroforestry – Non Profit –
Redwood Seeds – California business – big selection of common fruits and vegetables, many being heirlooms and grown on their farm in Northern California.
Sierra Seeds – California business – good selection of heirlooms and consistently adapted species of common fruits and vegetables.
INNOVATORS OF AGRICULTURE (search terms):
Luther Burbank (botanist, horticulturist, agricultural pioneer)
Bill Mollison (permaculture co-founder)
Masanobu Fukuoka (author, old-school permaculturist)
Geoff Lawton (permaculture teacher)
Sepp Holzer (austrian agronomically-innovative, genius)
Mark Shepard (cool temperate – agroforestry farmer, author)
David Holmgren (permaculture co-founder)
Rudolf Steiner (father of biodynamics and a whole lot else)
Paul Wheaton (permaculture teacher, cold temperate)
Toby Hemenway (author, permaculturist)
Ben falk (teacher, cold temperate permaculturist)
Eric Toensmeier (writer/lecturer on perennial agronomy)