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Edible Hedges for Privacy and Food

Eat That Hedge! We love the concept of edible landscapes. For years we've only planted for beauty and aesthetics, mainly because we live in the woods where it's been too shady for a full on vegetable garden. But in the...

Layered Garden Beds – No dig, no till, Easy Garden Method

Lasagna Gardening Layers Forget your broad fork, turn off that tiller, and stop all that weeding! One of my favorite quotes is: "Just because it's always been done this way, doesn't mean it's the best way." The "it", in this case,...
Natural gardening and back to Eden.

Permaculture Gardening with Woodchip Mulch and Natural Methods

What is Permaculture? "Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted & thoughtful observation rather than protracted & thoughtless labour; of looking at plants & animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area...

3 Backyard Weeds You Can Eat

Don't Spray Those Wild Weeds! Eat them instead!  Well, some of them! So many of the plants that we treat as pests in our lawns are both delicious and nutritious wild edible weeds. If we were on a hike and...
John Jevons, GrowBiointensive.org

Biointensive Gardening Tips for More with Less

Repair Soil, Increase Yield, Save Water, Save Money, with Biointensive Gardening If you could grow 2-6 times more produce and use less water, wouldn't you want to? No brainer, obvious "YES", right? Biointensive gardening is the buzzword in gardening these days,...

Edible Ground Cover Plants to Foodscape Your Yard!

Edible Groundcovers to Grow and Eat Groundcovers are a great way to spruce up your landscape, manage weeds and help retain soil. But groundcovers can also serve as food if you plant edibles, and there are some cool edible plants...

Edible Wild Plants and Recipes

Eat Weeds and Wild Edibles for Health and Protection Did you know that chemicals from wild plants can help us perform better and feel better? It's fascinating to discover plants in our environment that are both edible and medicinal and so much more. Learning...

Landscaping Ideas for Foodscaping Your Yard

Create an Edible Landscape in Your Yard Gardening, foodscaping and edible landscaping is not only a recession-proof industry, it's one that tends to thrive in harder times. While the lawn and ornamental plant industry struggled from 2009 onward, the food gardening segment grew. W. Atlee Burpee...