Our services include design, implementation, and maintenance of a variety of foodscapes, from a garden bed to grow your favorite veggies to an integrated forest garden with fruit trees, fruit shrubs, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and mushrooms, and more! Our designs integrate a wide variety of edible, medicinal, and useful plants that work together to feed our clients and the earth.
We believe that our practices and labor go beyond “sustainable” and “organic”. Instead of creating spaces that just sustain, we strive to create systems that are regenerative to the earth, the community, and the individual person. We use absolutely nothing with the word “-cide” in it (pesticide, herbicide, etc.), and our fertilizers are about as natural as they get. We source our materials and plants from local, regenerative businesses to provide the best possible service to our clients and the earth.
Our greater vision is to work with communities that live in food deserts. We take as much of our profit as possible to build foodscapes in under-served areas of Nashville. We do this with the belief that everyone should have easy access to healthy, fresh, affordable, beautiful food.
- On average, food travels 2,000 miles from farm to plate. Because of this, food has been selected for a long shelf life, sacrificing taste and nutrition.
- Foodscaping provides healthy, fresh food that is incredibly nutritious and tasty and exceeds “organic” standards. Instead of traveling 2,000 miles, food travels 2,000 inches (or less!).
- Foodscapes reduce fuel, energy, chemical use, and pollution by creating a landscape that works with nature and not against it.
- Foodscaping can reduce mowing needs by replacing grass with no mow, low maintenance areas.
- Foodscaping blends growing food with artistic design. This allows food plants to escape from the limitations of a garden or farm and join all areas of the yard.
- Foodscaping helps to preserve native species of plants that have the potential to disappear due to the destruction of native forests.
- Foodscaping can build community… neighbors will take notice and it can become a great spark for conversation. When more people in your neighborhood create foodscapes, the neighborhood will become more abundant in food, beauty, and community.
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