Grow Your Own, Nevada! Spring 2012: Edible landscaping

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<ul><li>1.EDIBLE LANDSCAPINGTurn Your Landscape into an Edible Ecosystem! Jana VanderhaarVerdant Connections</li></ul> <p>2. OverviewWhat isEdible Landscaping?Why Choose Edible?A New VisionHow does it Work?Edible LandscapeExamplesGet Inspired!Resources 3. WHAT ISEDIBLE LANDSCAPING?A convenient way togrow vegetables,berries, fruits, herbs,nuts and ornamentalplants together, inattractive ways tomaximize aestheticsand minimize pests.Basically, youretreating edibles asornamentals! 4. WHY EDIBLES? Best of Both Worlds mixing food producing plantswith ornamentals in yourexisting landscape: no need totear out what you have orcreate a farm to grow food Saving water resources for foodthat you eat Using herbs, vegetables andflowers to reduce pests Great way to have fun and enjoyyour garden to the fullest! 5. Edible Landscaping A New Vision AttractRespect the Soil Reuse &amp; Recycle Materials Beneficial InsectsConserveSaveWaterEnergyEconomical Lawn AlternativesLiving, Growing and Being Local 6. Respect the Soil Soil Food WebDiagram from this website for microscope images of soil bacteria, fungi, nematodes, mycorrhizae, etc. 7. Respect the SoilBuild It!Soil Building Ingredients:wood chips, worm castings, coffee grounds, pine needles, leaves, weeds (without mature seeds), aged animal manures, kitchen scraps, nut shells, juicing pulp, compost, straw, newspaper shreds, grass clippings, animal bedding, etc.Basically, anything decomposable! 8. AttractBeneficial InsectsTo Reduce Pests One Example: Aphid Infestation 9. Praying MantisAttractBeneficial InsectsTo Reduce PestsLadybug LarvaLacewingSoldier Bug Ladybug Beetle Syrphid Fly 10. How do You AttractBeneficial Insects?Create HabitatInsectary Plants:Parsley, fennel, dill, cilantro,lovage, red clover, chervil,mint, sunflowers, and more! 11. Helpful List of Plants thatAttract Beneficial Insects,Create Beauty in Your Garden,and You can Eat, too! From The Book of Outdoor Gardening by Smith &amp; Hawken 12. Helpful List of Plants thatAttract Beneficial Insects,Create Beauty in Your Garden,and You can Eat, too! From The Book of Outdoor Gardening by Smith &amp; Hawken 13. Reuse &amp; RecycledMaterialsOld becomes the New 14. Conserve WaterDrip Irrigation in the Edible LandscapeDrip Layout Drip irrigation for shrubs and trees 15. Conserve EnergyUse Trees, Structures &amp;Vines to Shade 16. How Does It Work?Garden Design Tips Select Edibles for their Color, Texture &amp; Form Create Balance &amp; Repetition Think Pathways &amp; Seating Areas Choose Focal Points that Please You Add Vertical Structures such as Arbors, Trellises and A-Frames 17. Integrating Edibles in Your Plan Mint, Oregano, Chives As Ground CoverSemi-DwarfFruit Treesnear PatioPlanter withFruit Trees toHerbs nearThyme Shade DrivewayPerennial Edibles Kitchen Groundsuch as Coverasparagus,strawberries &amp;Rhubarb Compost AreaProduction Garden &amp;Chicken Coop 18. ChardSome Easy Edibles to Try Asparagus Culinary Sage Leafy GreensCompost Area Fruit Trees Berry Shrub Cabbage 19. Edibles inContainers 20. The EdibleLandscape at theGreat BasinCommunity FoodCoop in Reno is awork in progress.Here you can seethe proposedplanting plans forthe existingplanters, mixingfruiting trees andshrubs with herbalperennials withproduction gardensfor summer andwinter crops. 21. The medicinalgarden willhave acollection ofplants that canbe used forsalves, teas,and tinctures.These plantsare also verydroughttolerant andthrive in ourhigh desertclimate. 22. Edible Landscape Hug High in Reno 23. GET INSPIRED!Remember to build soil, lookat plant requirements, andincorporate its habitPlan now for years to come dont do it all in one seasonBe creative Think outsidethe beds!Talk with others and get thebest tips by sharing! 24. What Edibles will You Grow this Year? Share your ideas at 25. ResourcesWEB Edible Landscaping by Rosalind Creasy - Mother Earth News Organic Gardening and Guide to Wise Living Grow Your Own Nevada Web for Nevada growers put on by UNR Urban Homestead Ideas for Self-Sufficiency in Urban Areas National Gardening Association: Great website for tips on what to do in the garden or what to buyfrom local farmers. Make sure you look at the zone you live in for planting tips. Robert Kourik Garden Roots Blog Hes the author of Designing &amp; Maintaining your Edible LandscapeNaturally (see books below) Edible Landscaping: Now you can have your gorgeous garden and eat it too! 2010. Rosalind Creasy,Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, 407 pp. The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping: Home landscaping with food-bearing plants and resource-saving techniques. 1982. Rosalind Creasy, Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, 379 pp. Designing &amp; Maintaining your Edible Landscape Naturally. 1986. Robert Kourik, Metamorphic Press,370 pp. The Book of Outdoor Gardening. 1996. Smith &amp; Hasken, Workman Publishing, New York, 513 pp. Sunset Western Garden Book of Edibles. 2010. Sunset Publishing Co, 304 pp.Jana Vanderhaar, RLA, Verdant Connections Landscape Architecture </p>


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