Archive for April, 2010

Apr 28 2010

10 Good Reasons to Grow Your Own Food:

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10 Good Reasons to Grow Your Own Food: – from www.theurbanfarmer.ca 1. Great tasting, fresh, and nutritious food right outside your door. There is no doubt about it, home grown food tastes better and is more nutritious than imported foods. In fact, the nutritional content of fruits and vegetables begins to decline the moment they […]

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Apr 28 2010

The Urban Farmer on Edible Landscaping

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Edible landscaping recognizes that an aesthetically pleasing landscape and the production of fresh, delicious food can go hand-in-hand. This is not a new insight. Some of the oldest known gardens (Babylonian gardens, the pleasure gardens of ancient Egypt, medieval cloistered gardens) integrated edible plants into their designs. Edible landscaping follows many of the same principles […]

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Apr 28 2010

Why Edible Landscaping?

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“Why all this push for edible landscaping?” “It’s not just edible landscaping. It’s the gardens, the cooking, the doing-it-ourselves. It’s a whole way of being. People have lost it, yet we’ve brought it alive, right here.” Jana’s gesture included the entire triplex and gardens. “People have fallen out of the habit of doing things hands-on. […]

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Apr 28 2010

Lawn Conversion

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