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The Community Food Forest Handbook

“The Community Food Forest Handbook” taps into the growing movement towards sustainable food sources in urban spaces. Bukowski and Munsell offer invaluable insights on steering these projects to long-term success, focusing on the crucial human element.

Beyond Food Forest Design

While food forest design is well-covered in literature, this book shines a light on organizing and leading community efforts.

It’s about bringing people together for environmental sustainability and access to nutritious food.

Real-World Insights

Drawing from over 20 projects nationwide, the authors share success stories and lessons learned.

They combine these with community development and project management principles to guide readers through creating impactful food forests.

A Guide to Collaborative Success

Learn how to:

  • Build and sustain community momentum.
  • Work with diverse stakeholders.
  • Integrate community visions.
  • Navigate policies and public perception.
  • Manage site evolution.

For a Shared Vision

This handbook is for anyone looking to make a difference in their community through food forests. It’s about collaboration, resilience, and shared goals.

“The Community Food Forest Handbook” is your roadmap to creating a food forest that enriches your community. Dive into the civic aspects of food forests and foster a healthier, more sustainable world.


Author: Catherine Bukowski, John Munsell

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603586443

Country: UK  

Pages: 272

Language: English  

Dimension: 7.5 x 9.5 inch