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