xii, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- Against all ethics -- Getting to the root of invasive species -- Thinking like an ecosystem -- A matter of time -- Problems into solutions -- Everyone gardens -- Restoring restoration -- Putting permaculture to work in restoration -- Species identification list -- Organisms that moved around the world prior to the modern colonial era -- Recommended resources for holistic restoration and invasive species management alternatives.
"What if we looked beyond the notion of invasive species as enemies, and instead harnessed them for beneficial uses? Beyond the War on Invasive Species offers a bold alternative to chemical and intensive eradication efforts--a holistic, permaculture-inspired approach to managing entire ecosystems. Author Tao Orion makes a compelling case that we need to manage invasive species for beneficial uses, such as food, medicine, compost, nectar for bees, bioremediation, and more. Invasive species are too often perceived as threats, resulting in an ongoing war that unleashes a steady arsenal of bulldozers, chainsaws, and herbicides with the goal of complete destruction. Meanwhile, the colliding effects of climate change, habitat destruction, and changes in land use and management practices go overlooked as possible causes of this proliferation. Orion urges readers to look beyond the idealized notion of restoration, and to embrace nurturing practices that can create conditions in which all life can thrive."--Book cover.
Permaculture approach to ecosystem restoration
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