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Why Foodscaping?

Foodscaping, also known as edible landscaping, is a type of landscaping in which all or major areas of a lawn on private property or sometimes public property are used to grow food – for humans, for pollinators, and for the soil.

 

= 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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