The Foodscape Revolution: Finding a Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your Garden

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St. Lynn's Press
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8.1 X 0.7 X 8.1 inches | 1.35 pounds
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About the Author

In 2016, Brie Arthur was recognized in Greenhouse Product News as one of the "40 under 40" industry pros who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. She has a degree in Landscape Design and is a correspondent on the PBS television show Growing a Greener World, where she shares practical advice from her own one-acre suburban foodscape. As a professional garden industry communicator, Brie is committed to getting the message out that all things horticultural are the way of the future, speaking internationally on a variety of horticulture topics. She is on the Board of Directors of the Garden Writers Association (GWA) and resides in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina.


"The Foodscape Revolution is eclectic and charming. Arthur's garden-scapes are accessible and inviting, and this book is a useful resource for those looking for simple ways to begin growing plants for food." Esther Jackson
"The Foodscape Revolution is Arthur's call to hoes, so to speak. She encourages gardeners to grow edibles along with their flowers and other ornamental plants. Some homeowners may have resistance from archaic zoning laws or inflexible neighbors if they suddenly decide to grow a half-acre of corn in their front yards. Arthur doesn't advocate digging up an entire property. But there is so much unused space in most suburban yards that can be used to grow carrots, kale and tomatoes." Jill Sell
"About a decade ago, Brie Arthur won a Yard of the Year award for her home landscape. That's not unusual, since she's a professional horticulturist. What was surprising was the design. Apparently, her North Carolina homeowners association hadn't noticed various vegetables and herbs planted in plain sight, alongside ornamental shrubs and trees. "Isolating veggie gardens to the backyard is so yesterday!" Arthur said, during the Winter Symposium at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. By matching a plant's needs with available spaces, gardeners can maximize the potential of their land, as well as their harvests. Foodscaping is the creative integration of edibles among ornamentals in a traditional landscape. " Lynne Jackson Kirk, author of Foodscapes: Where Beauty Co-exists with Bounty
"The Foodscape Revolution will be very inspiring for folks who want a yard that sustains them -- both physically and spiritually -- while keeping their neighbors and/or homeowners associations happy!" Susan Mulvhill