Your Edible Yard
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Your Edible Yard


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312 Pages

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Unleash the potential of your yard by transforming it into a beautiful and vibrant space offering a continuous supply of food

  • Author is the co-founder of Flourish eARTh Farm, author, art teacher, master gardener and certified herbalist
  • She has 13 years farming and gardening experience
  • She is a well-known speaker and presents at conferences across the US
  • Author of two previous books which have sold 2500
  • Covers practical methods of edible landscaping, foodscaping, container gardening, and gardening for beginning homesteaders
  • Teaches readers to create beautiful, eye-catching landscapes full of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers
  • Covers the basics of edible landscaping including simple ways of integrating edible plants into existing gardens
  • Includes information on how to control weeds, build healthy soil, ensure a continuous harvest
  • Illustrated with color photographs and water colour paintings
  • Showcases over 24 beautiful edible yards in full-color photos
  • Discusses laws preventing edible front yards and ways to work within those laws including integrating pollinator or monarch habitats, forming gardening alliances with neighbors, getting petitions signed, and joining neighborhood beautification organizations
  • Covers the effects of chemical pesticides including the warnings on the labels as well as dangerous side effects and environmental effects
  • Provides natural alternatives to chemical pesticides including several recipes for DIY natural and non-toxic pesticides
  • Includes the basics of permaculture and the importance of using permaculture principles to design edible landscapes
  • Discusses garden preparation, building raised beds and hardscapes, as well as natural ways to kill weeds
  • Planting charts for fruits, veggies, flowers, and herbs.
    • Each plant listed will also have a sidebar of when to plant, days to maturity, how to harvest, when to harvest, how to save seed and a recipe
    • Covers culinary herbs, medicinal herbs, edible flowers, mushroom inoculation, fruits, vegetables, and wild edibles integrated into the landscape.
  • Also discusses routine garden maintenance such as weeding, watering, pruning, thinning, deadheading, cutting plants back and overwintering your garden.
  • The final section will provide full-color photos with simple instructions on methods of preserving the harvest
  • 15-20 recipes on fermentation, freezing, drying, and making simple medicines such as tinctures, teas, and salves.
  • Focus is for growing zones 5-8

Beginning gardeners, urban gardeners, garden clubs, young families, health living advocates, students

Growing zones 5-8 means everything along the border plus along the oceans on each side and quite a bit of BC!

Unleash the potential of your yard by transforming it into a beautiful and vibrant space offering a continuous supply of food

Journey into the good food movement by unleashing the potential of your yard, transforming it into a beautiful and vibrant space that offers a continuous supply of food.

Using dozens of beautiful color photographs and watercolor planting charts, infographics, and landscaping designs, Your Edible Yard is the comprehensive how-to guide you need to turn your yard into a bountiful feast.
It features:

  • Practical gardening methods and maintenance from weeding to wintering, including foodscaping, container gardening, and saving seeds
  • Permaculture principles including soil building techniques, garden preparation, raised beds, and natural/non-toxic DIY pesticide alternatives
  • How to integrate culinary and medicinal herbs, edible flowers, mushrooms, fruits, vegetables, and wild edibles
  • Gardening resources: where to go for help, buy seeds, and source supplies on a budget
  • Instructions on preserving, fermenting, freezing, drying, and making simple medicines
  • General tips, such as how to find loopholes in laws preventing edible front yards.

Whether you're a beginner or experienced gardener in the city, the suburbs, or the country, this manual is the A-Z guide for how to make use of the space you have, highlighting the colorful and abundant array that edible landscapes promise.

Dedication and Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: The Detriment of the Lawn Obsession
Chapter 2: It Shouldn't Be a Crime to Grow Vegetables!
Chapter 3: Building Healthy Soils with Compost and Vermicompost
Chapter 4: Permaculture in Your Yard/Bed Prep
Chapter 5: Your Edible Yard — Natural Alternatives to Herbicides and Pesticides
Chapter 6: Choosing the Right Plants
Chapter 7: Edible Landscaping Designs
Chapter 8: Edible Landscape Showcase
Chapter 9: Yard-to-Table Recipes and Preserving the Harvest
Chapter 10: DIY Herbal Remedies and Recipes

About the Author
A Note about the Publisher



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Published 18 February 2020
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EAN13 9781771423113
Language English
Document size 5 MB

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