This is not really a plug for my youtube channel. Several of my projects have won prizes and one of them is on wikipedia. Plese check out https://www.youtube.com/user/gaiatechnician for a new pallet garden concept, the lean away greenhouse, dripper (not drip) irrigation, the pulser pump and various videos about windowfarms, solitary bee habitat and solar cooking. It is aranged in playlists and I think the playlists are by far the best way to access the informatio that you want.
Almost all my stuff is new. You will not find it in any book but it is all real. Some of it is there in more detail under the same username on instructables.com
If anyone is looking for a great book on how to grow fruit trees in the pacific northwest--from the Bay Area to Vancouver--I just found the best little book: FROM TREE TO TABLE, by Barbara Edwards & Mary Olivea. Not only does it give you excellent advice on which trees do best in the climates and soils of your area, it helps you figure out how to trouble shoot any problems you're having as they grow. It discusses everything from pruning & pests to how to preserve or cook your sweet bounty.http://www.mountaineersbooks.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=1898
Here is the new link to the original files of JMG's Master Conserver notes, first posted on his Cultural Conserver's site.