https://youtu.be/5d22u9kqdnI We take a quick tour showing our 6ft x 8ft (1.8 x 2.4 meters) greenhouse made by Palram. The video features our rain catchment system and barrel, solar panels for fans, two citrus trees (meyer lemon and mandarin orange), and our vegetable seed starting station. We discuss numerous tips for a small hobby greenhouse... Continue Reading →
The best way to get started planning your vegetable garden is to make a list of all the vegetables you love to eat! Get excited to grow some of your own food and make a good plan with planting dates and spacing that is best for the particular plants you want to grow. An hour... Continue Reading →
What is foodscaping? What are the benefits of foodscaping?What inspired Foodscaping Utah? This video answers those questions, features footage of beautiful foodscapes, and highlights some of the amazing work our volunteers have done foodscaping our community. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NslLUjYqiA Foodscaping Utah is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of volunteers that help people get started growing food. Thanks to... Continue Reading →
Foodscaping provides front-door access to the most nutritious, best tasting fruits and vegetables possible With the start of the new year and health-related resolutions on the minds of many, we thought it would be timely to consider dieting trends and how foodscaping enables healthy living. Every year U.S. News releases a fresh batch of diet... Continue Reading →
We were thrilled to have been featured on Modern Gardener! Modern Gardener is a fantastic online show on KUED, Utah's PBS station. They feature people and organizations that are committed to educating Utahns about gardening and landscaping. We love what Modern Gardener does and were honored to be invited for a feature. They did an... Continue Reading →
Some time ago an aspiring gardener at a Foodscaping Utah volunteer event asked what we do about insect pests. The timing of the question was a little unexpected because we had been talking about other things. Without really thinking about it I said, "we plant flowers". Of course we do manage pests in other ways... Continue Reading →
Fallen leaves are an incredibly rich source of organic matter. If you have deciduous trees in your community, use as many of those wonderful pieces of organic nutrient-dense fertilizer that you can get your hands on! Every fall we put up a sign in front of our foodscape that says "we want your leaves"...and...lo and... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/Rd4WOGDl8Jg We show how we installed phase 2 of our frontyard foodscape by digging out most of our grass lawn, mounding up soil for nut tree mounds and vegetable beds. In the nut mounds, we planted an all-in-one dwarf almond tree and two hazelnuts (filbert). When foodscaping our frontyard for phase one on the other... Continue Reading →
We were on the Hortoccult podcast early May 2019 and had a blast talking about Foodscaping Utah with Hortoccult hosts Blaine and Brad! We discussed everything from what was the inspiration to start Foodscaping Utah and how the volunteer program works, to what are a few of our favorite things to grow. Huge thanks to... Continue Reading →
Foodscaping Utah is now officially a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit! A huge thank you to everyone for all of the support. Through our T-shirt campaign last December, we earned enough money to cover the fees associated with the filing paperwork. We submitted the last of the paperwork in January and just received a letter from the... Continue Reading →
John had the exciting opportunity to appear on the KSL Greenhouse Show to talk about Foodscaping Utah!
Video showing how we replaced our frontyard lawn with raised garden beds, fruit trees and wood chips.
In the summer of 2014 we worked on our vegetable garden and tended to our new fruit/nut trees and grape vines. This first year we tilled the garden bed and mixed in a bunch of compost. We mulched with leaves around tomatoes (mulch is great to retain moisture and suppress weeds) and planted marigold flowers... Continue Reading →
Our interest in gardening dates back to a community garden that we participated in while living in graduate housing during my graduate studies at the University of Minnesota. From our first plot in 2011 we were blown away by the incredible taste of the vegetables that we grew 25 feet from our apartment. Who knew... Continue Reading →
What do we mean by foodscaping? Foodscaping is replacing traditional landscapes with landscape designs that are not only beautiful, but also grow a lot of food in a small area. To me 'foodscaping' puts the emphasis on food, as well as the actual action of transforming traditional landscapes and putting food-bearing plants front and center.... Continue Reading →