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Introduction to edible landscaping.

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    • Edible Landscaping
      www.perennialsolutions.org
    • 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
    • Edible Landscaping Patterns
    • Biointensive
      Maximize production on a small space with minimal inputs
    • Edible Ornamentals
      Utilize edible ornamental species
    • Edible Arbors & Living Structures
      Create productive shade, privacy, and structural elements
    • Edible Water Gardens
      Many common water garden ornamentals actually crops in regions of origin
    • Backyard Micro-Livestock Integration
      As in nature, animals facilitate nutrient cycling and vegetation management
    • Edible Forest Gardens
      Mimic the structure and functions of natural ecosystems
    • Mycoscaping
      Gourmet decomposers for mulch, logs, and compost
    • Eden 2.0: a New England Case Study
      • 10-25% of food for four adults
      • 200 species on 1/10 acre
      • Many patterns in use:
      • edible forest garden
      • tropicalesque crops
      • hardy kiwi arbor
      • edible water garden
      • greenhouse
      • intensive annual crops
      • microlivestock
    • Preventive Pest Control
      • Pest-resistant crops
      • Insect nectary species
      • Habitat elements
      • No spray
      • Polycultures (mixed plantings)
    • Weed and Fertility Design
      Dense Groundcovers
      Nitrogen Fixing Species
    • Resources
      www.apiosinstitute.org
      www.perennialsolutions.org