Hi Crystal, your book look fascinating!
I had a largely edible yard that I developed over 27 years of living in the home in a triple city lot. There was a huge back yard with full south exposure where I grew grapes, berries, veggies, apples, pears, and plums. I was also enjoying perennial vegetables like sorrel and sea kale.
That ended this spring, and I am now in a much smaller home with very different light exposure. My south exposure is almost completely shaded by two huge beech trees. The backyard faces north and much is shaded by the house and two huge maple trees on the east and west sides. It has a very neglected garden spot that gets decent sun part of the day.
Any thoughts on plants that will thrive on less sun in zone 5? I am not used to all the shade!