The Foodscape Revolution: Finding A Better Way To Make Space For Food And Beauty In Your Garden by Brie ArthurThe Foodscape Revolution: Finding A Better Way To Make Space For Food And Beauty In Your Garden by Brie Arthur

The Foodscape Revolution: Finding A Better Way To Make Space For Food And Beauty In Your Garden

byBrie Arthur

Hardcover | March 15, 2017

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Foodscaping visionary Brie Arthur looks at under-utilized garden spaces around homes or in the landscaped common spaces of planned communities - and she sees places where food can be grown...inter-planted with non-food ornamental plants for year-round beauty. This is a new way of looking at public and private spaces, where aesthetics and function operate together to benefit individuals and entire communities. InThe Foodscape Revolution, Arthur presents her status-quo-shaking plan to reinvent the common landscape - in a way that even HOA's would approve. Call it food gardening "in plain sight," and having it all.

In this entertaining and informative book, you'll learn which edible and ornamental pairings work best to increase biodiversity, how to situate beds to best utilize natural water and light resources, and most importantly, how to begin an enriched gardening lifestyle that is beneficial, sustainable and empowering. With full-color photos, design plans, simple projects and bountiful tips,The Foodscape Revolutioncan be life-changing.

In 2016, Brie Arthur was recognized inGreen ProductNews as one of the "40 under 40" industry pros who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. She has a degree in Landscape Design and is a correspondent on the PBS television showGrowing a Greener World, where she shares practical advice from her own one-acre su...
Title:The Foodscape Revolution: Finding A Better Way To Make Space For Food And Beauty In Your GardenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 8 × 0.98 inPublished:March 15, 2017Publisher:St. Lynn's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1943366187

ISBN - 13:9781943366187

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[from the Introduction] Foodscaping is the logical integration of edibles in a traditional ornamental landscape. In other words, to foodscape is to grow food alongside your flowers in the landscape that already exists. It is a design and growing strategy that makes the most of the square footage in every landscape. I'm not suggesting everyone "become a farmer" by digging up the front yard - far from it. Through foodscaping, you can harness the sunny open mulch space that's already in a prime spot and add your favorite edibles like kale, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, lettuce and carrots. The average suburban foundation landscape - the landscape around the house - offers open space the equivalent of 1,250 sq ft, or 48 average-sized 4x8 raised beds. That's a lot of edible potential! While an urban house on a small lot may offer less planting space, any sunny area can be foodscaped - even if you're living in a townhome or condo with only a deck or front porch.

Editorial Reviews

The Foodscape Revolution (St. Lynn's Press) is Arthur's call to hoes, so to speak. She encourages gardeners to grow edibles along with their flowers and other ornamental plants. Some homeowners may have resistance from archaic zoning laws or inflexible neighbors if they suddenly decide to grow a half-acre of corn in their front yards. Arthur doesn't advocate digging up an entire property. But there is so much unused space in most suburban yards that can be used to grow carrots, kale and tomatoes.