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Tired Of Mowing Your Lawn? Try Foodscaping It Instead : NPR

When the economy began its steep decline in 2008, almost everything related to housing hit the skids, including the lawn and garden industry. But one sector escaped the pinch: food gardening.

 

In fact, food gardening sales nationwide have spiked 20 percent since then, and they've stayed there. While many households started growing food to be more budget-conscious, some are deciding vegetables and fruits can be beautiful, too.

 

In the extreme, edible landscaping or foodscaping can even mean replacing grass with something edible. For Jeremy Lekich of Nashville Foodscapes, the world is already his salad bar.


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The art of sustainable gardening

The art of sustainable gardening | 100 Acre Wood | Scoop.it

It's good to know what we mean when we talk about "sustainability" when it comes to gardening.

 

By definition, sustainability means something that can be kept going, maintained for a long time, something that endures.

 

But in terms of gardening, the idea of sustainability goes hand in hand with the concept of environmental responsibility - doing things that heal rather than injure, help rather than destroy, and at the heart of this whole idea is the notion of doing no harm, but rather doing something positive and helpful. This approach also includes choosing materials that do not pollute or weaken nature's systems, but complement and enhance our environment. . . .


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