Foodscaping your way to a healthy 2020

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 →

Video: May foodscape tour

https://youtu.be/pTPCJNE5MJk We give a tour of our frontyard foodscape in early May. Featured items include tomatoes planted early with the aid of red plastic mulch, perennial vegetables (asparagus & artichoke), strawberries, peas on a DIY trellis, a grape vine and eight fruit trees including three espalier fruit trees.

Preparing garden beds part 2: raised beds

Raised beds have many advantages: they prevent soil compaction, alleviate some weed pressure, and require less bending over. Their soil also warms more quickly in the spring, which allows for earlier planting. But, most importantly, they provide excellent drainage. When drainage is poor, raised beds are the way to go. Raised beds can be built by simply... Continue Reading →

Getting started: 3 keys to success

A foodscape design can be elaborate and encompassing, replacing large sections of lawn and traditional landscaping, or it can be as simple as a well placed raised bed for vegetables and a fruit tree or two. We usually recommend that people interested in foodscaping start small, but in a well-thought-out way that lends itself to... Continue Reading →

My take on foodscaping

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 →

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