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Posted on 07 April 2013 by

Foodscaping: What the Heck Is It?

Photo Credit: Foodscaping by Scott Costello used under CC BY 2.0

Photo Credit: Foodscaping by Scott Costello used under CC BY 2.0

By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Foodscaping is a new term that is used to describe an old technique.

This technique consisted of planting when and where you could to support your family.

During the Depression, this could mean in the back of a truck bed or in a car that doubled as a home.

In recent times, the term “Foodscaping” has been used to describe planting non-traditional plants in a landscape or front yard. While this may seem like a good use of wasted land, in many cities this technique is against community policy.

But what is a gardener to do if they want to “Foodscape” their front lawn. Well, below are a few subtle situations that will allow you to “farm” your front yard without violating city code.

• Container Farming is a colorful and functional way of Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 11 September 2008 by

Veggies One Step At a Time

By Cindy Naas

Recently, I’ve been traveling a fair amount, and the first thing I always want to do is to look at local gardens.

I’ve seen a lot of vegetables showing up in fairly traditional landscapes.

While these people who add a lettuce border to a floral border may not be ready to cut down the roses and grow chard instead, they are slowly adding more food crops to their home landscapes, and that’s good.

Corn is becoming a popular accent plant. Recently, I saw a beautiful garden of cutting flowers grown against a background of tall green corn. It was a beautiful garden, and the corn was Read the rest of this entry »


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