Edible landscaping 1


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This is part 1 of a slideshow i delivered at the mountain homesteading festival concerning the zones closest to the house. It goes over information about landscaping itself and the integration of food plants and the support species to make it a holistic permaculture design. It also addresses soil and water issues. Part 1 focuses on the broad patterns of why and how and the integration of permaculture design. It zooms to more detail on water harvesting and also starts to look at plant selection and arrangement.

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Edible landscaping 1

  1. 1. Edible Landscaping through ecological design
  2. 2. Definition from OSU• Use of food‐producing plants in residential landscape• It combines fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, vegetables, he rbs, edible flowers, and other ornamental plants into aesthetically pleasing designs• any garden style• 1‐100% edible
  3. 3. • Hosta • Rugosa Rose • Basil• Hydrangea • M. Viburnum• Lilac • Fennel & Dill
  4. 4. How? • Ethics and Principles of Permaculture Design to interface with common land-use
  5. 5. Design Science Seek relation- ships
  6. 6. What is Permaculture? " “Though the problems of the world areincreasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” By Bill Mollison
  7. 7. Ethics
  8. 8. The Design Process
  9. 9. Design
  10. 10. “Without a plan, there is nocommitment, hence no accountability.” Henri Fayol
  11. 11. Using Energy Small Biologica Cycling Scale l Energy Resources Intensive Accelerating Efficient Successio Plannin n g Multiple Diversity Elements Multiple Edge Awarenes functions sRelative Design AttitudinalLocation Principles principles
  12. 12. Multiple Functions for each Important Element• Spring/summer/fall blossom• Interesting fruit• Fall Color• Aesthetic Pleasing• Leaf filler• Groundcover• Edible or medicinal Quality
  13. 13. Why?• Way to transition from harmful chemical use to organic means of landscaping
  14. 14. 58 Million Americans $30 Largest billion agricultural every sector in year to U.S. maintain Moreequipment, l 23abor, fuel, an Milliond agricultural The Acres toxins American Lawn One hour on a Could have a mower= a small lawn and produce car veggies for a driven home of 6 350 miles Enough to 270 water 81 billion million acres gallons of organic of water veggies all a week summer long
  15. 15. Why?• Local food movement• Less dependency on global food system• Community resiliency
  16. 16. Small Scale Intensive20 million Victory Gardensin 1943They were producing 41%of the vegetables beingconsumed in the USA
  17. 17. Why?• Improves health of overall ecosystem and those who are engaged in stewarding the land with the intention of food production
  18. 18. Why?• Builds community• Cooperation with Neighbors
  19. 19. What? Greening the Desert• Village homes • Normal development
  20. 20. How to move forward
  21. 21. What ecosystem are you mimicking?
  22. 22. Ecosystem Mimicking• Wetland• Prairie• Woodland edge• Mature Forest• Early successional emergence• Traditional Landscaping
  23. 23. zonesZone- Placing Elements in ourDesign based on Intensity of Use
  24. 24. Water• Conserve strategies• Reuse strategies• Zero runoff strategies• Earthworks percolation• Storage in tanks and cisterns• Succession Enhancement
  25. 25. SWALESSwales are waterharvesting ditchesand mounds oncontour.
  26. 26. Rain Gardens
  27. 27. Rain Barrel
  28. 28. Plants/ Forests• Stacking in Space and Time• Diversity breeds resiliency• Develop nucleus and expand to connect• Food Forests• Annual Vegetables• Perennial Vegetables• Ornamental• Integrated Pest Management
  29. 29. Natural Forest Diversity Forest Gardening
  30. 30. Providing PhysicalShelter (PPS) Guild Design Providing Nutrients (PN) Assist in Pest Control Reducing Root (APC) Competition (RRC) build interconnections
  31. 31. Central Element- Paw PawCana Lily- PN, APC, PPS, RRC, ED Jerusalem Artichoke-Echinecea- APC, MD PN, APC, RRC, PPS, ED Comfrey- PN, APC, RRC, Goats Rue- PN, PPS, ED PPS, ED, MD Horseradish- PN, PPS, ED