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Interview with Zach Loeks author of The Edible Ecosystem

Today’s blog is an Interview with Zach Loeks, author of The Edible Ecosystem Solution: Growing Biodiversity in Your Backyard and Beyond featuring our winning giveaway question.

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Edible Laneways

Today Zach Loeks, author of The Edible Ecosystem explains why edible landways are a simple and effective way to manage a garden on small properties and homesteads. The concept is this: focus your fruit, berry and herb planting along a single bed beside your driveway or along a fence line.

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Why People Should Maximize Their Yards With Gardens and Edible Landscapes

How could a 25 square foot yard be transformed if it was turned into a garden? That was the first question Zach Loeks asked when he began writing his newest book, The Edible Ecosystem Solution: Growing Biodiversity in Your Backyard and Beyond.

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The Edible Ecosystem Solution explores how humans benefit from edible ecosystem abundance, the immense opportunities in society for landscape change, and how anyone can build their own 25-square-foot edible ecosystem as a launch pad for community land transition and cultural transformation.


Zach Loeks

Zach Loeks is an award-winning educator, designer, author, consultant, and grower who specializes in Edible Ecosystem Design around the world. He is the director of the Ecosystem Solution Institute and author of The Permaculture Market Garden. He lives in Cobden, Ontario.


Signs of Hope for Our Future Climate: A Panel Discussion

Join us for an energetic and inspiring evening with Hillary Bright, the Director of Special Programs at the BlueGreen Alliance in Pennsylvania, Jonathan Foley, Executive Directory of Project Drawdown and former Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences, Zaheen Hussain, a Pittsburgh transplant from Bangladesh, formerly served as Director of Sustainability at New Sun Rising and was Millvale’s Sustainability Coordinator working with food systems, water, energy, mobility, air quality, and equity and Laura Lengnick is an award-winning soil scientist and founder and principal consultant at Cultivating Resilience, LLC.

This panel discussion is offered in partnership with the Mercer County Conservation District, Powdermill Nature Reserve, University of Pittsburgh Center in Learning in Out-of-School Environments, Project Drawdown, and The Climate Advocacy Lab as part of the Climate in Rural Systems Partnership.

Date: January 26
6 - 8 pm ET

The Edible Ecosystem Solution

Join Zach Loeks on a discussion on his new book The Edible Ecosystem Solution.

Date: January 24
To Be Announced

Wednesdays: Aging Successfully Online Workshops (Study Group 1)

If you are interested in facilitating a change in attitude and seeing proactive results in your community, this is your chance. In our years of experience, we have found that the more trained SG1 facilitators there are in one area, the more momentum and support each has to create senior cohousing for themselves and others. In the vein of creating community, the training is about creating a web of resources for everyone to take advantage of.

Book: Senior Cohousing Handbook
Author: Charles R. Durrett

Date: Wednesday, Oct 7th 2020 to Dec 9th 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm PST

Hosted by: Charles R. Durrett

Thursdays - Free Wellness Group

Join Dr. Mari Swingle, author of i-Minds: How and Why Constant Connectivity is Rewiring Our Brains and What to Do About it, every Thursday during the COVID pandemic.

Free Wellness Group
Sharing, Q & A followed by
Relaxation Exercises & Guided Imagery

Date: Thursdays
9pm EST / 6pm PST


Giveaway Alert - The Edible Ecosystem Solution

The giveaway starts on December 17th on our Facebook and Instagram.

To enter post a question for the author for your chance to win!

The winning question will be featured in our author interview blog!

Excerpt from The Edible Ecosystem Solution

pen and ink drawing of people walking, trees, flowers, birds and wildlife

Why People Should Maximize Their Yards With Gardens and Edible Landscapes

Author Zach Loeks discusses his new book