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  • 1. Edible Landscaping
    www.perennialsolutions.org
  • 2. Why edible landscaping?
    Connects you with your landscape
    Great crops
    Otherwise unavailable
    Freshness and quality
    Save money
    The ultimate “local food”
    Reduces food miles
    Unique niche for landscape professionals
  • 3. Edible Landscaping Patterns
  • 4. Biointensive
    Maximize production on a small space with minimal inputs
  • 5. Edible Ornamentals
    Utilize edible ornamental species
  • 6. Edible Arbors & Living Structures
    Create productive shade, privacy, and structural elements
  • 7. Edible Water Gardens
    Many common water garden ornamentals actually crops in regions of origin
  • 8. Backyard Micro-Livestock Integration
    As in nature, animals facilitate nutrient cycling and vegetation management
  • 9. Edible Forest Gardens
    Mimic the structure and functions of natural ecosystems
  • 10. Mycoscaping
    Gourmet decomposers for mulch, logs, and compost
  • 11. Eden 2.0: a New England Case Study
  • 12.
    • 10-25% of food for four adults
    • 13. 200 species on 1/10 acre
    • 14. Many patterns in use:
    • 15. edible forest garden
    • 16. tropicalesque crops
    • 17. hardy kiwi arbor
    • 18. edible water garden
    • 19. greenhouse
    • 20. intensive annual crops
    • 21. microlivestock
  • Preventive Pest Control
    • Pest-resistant crops
    • 22. Insect nectary species
    • 23. Habitat elements
    • 24. No spray
    • 25. Polycultures (mixed plantings)
  • Weed and Fertility Design
    Dense Groundcovers
    Nitrogen Fixing Species
  • 26. Resources
    www.apiosinstitute.org
    www.perennialsolutions.org