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Eat Your Yard

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You don’t have to plow up your whole lawn; just plant some edible trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and flowers. You’ll enjoy their stunning beauty as well as fresh, healthy fruits, nuts and berries.
  • This book discusses the best varieties for different regions, plus the pros and cons and general care of each species
  • A very handy resource as you create your own edible landscape
  • Chase, 7-1/2" × 9-3/4", 160 pp.
Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Favorite Fruits
    Apple, Cherry, Crabapple, Peach, Pear, Plum, Quince
  • Nuts & Berries
    Almond, Blueberry, Chestnut, Hazelnut/Filbert, Pecan, Walnut
  • Herbs & Vines
    Bay Tree, Grape, Kiwi, Lavender, Mint, Nasturtium, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme
  • Hot-Country Choices
    Fig, Kumquat, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Olive, Pomegranate
  • Wildflowers
    Pawpaw, Persimmon, Prickly Pear, Yucca, Rose, Sunflower
  • Preserving the Harvest
  • Resources
  • Index

Excerpt from page 7

I love the fact that my yard fees me. It's a lush and colorful landscape, but it's also designed with eating in mind. In this edible landscape, there's usually something ripe; and when the weather grows cold, my cupboards and freezer are filled with the rest of the harvest.

The edible yard combines beauty and practicality: beautiful form in the garden with bounteous crops to eat fresh or preserve for year-round enjoyment.

I'm not interested in ripping out the front lawn to plant zucchini and tomatoes. Sure, both those plants are useful to grow, but where's the beauty? How does that summer-green tangle look in the dead of winter?

No, I propose a new way to visualize and plan a home garden, no matter the size. A way to use the garden more efficiently thatn ever, both to add definition, color, and texture to garden space and to maximize garden space for food production.

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