Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM CDT
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Peckerwood Garden 
20559 FM 359 Road
Hempstead, TX 77445

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Bethany Jordan 
Peckerwood Garden Conservation Foundation 

“Garden to Table” With guest lecturer Brie Arthur. 

Foodscaping isn't new in fact, this strategy for planting food crops in convenient locations goes back centuries! From cottage gardens and French potage to the edible landscapes described by Rosalind Creasy, Foodscaping is just a modern term for a logical and easy way to grow meaningful amounts of food.  

By incorporating popular annual crops like tomatoes, peppers, kale and chard into the landscape you will add brilliant colors and textures that blend beauty and abundant harvest. The ornamental plants offer the biological diversity to attract beneficial insects.  Focus on developing the sunniest areas of your landscape, as most edibles prefer bright exposure.

You can start Foodscaping by planting bed edges. Add purpose to landscapes in suburban neighborhoods, office parks, school campuses and retirement communities. Open mulch space is an opportunity waiting to happen! Incorporate popular annuals like tomatoes, peppers, kale and chard into the landscape you add brilliant colors and texture.

Ultimately, the goal of Foodscaping is to show the vast opportunities that existing landscapes offer. From reducing your food miles and carbon footprint to eliminating food deserts in every community, incorporating edibles in traditional ornamental landscapes is an easy way to contribute to the world in a meaningful way.

The Open Day is extended until 4:30 so please join us for a tour prior to the lecture.

" As professional horticulturist I strive to meet the needs of a growing population and focus on ways to extend the relevance of gardening in the modern American society. I am proud to see plants being recognized for all of the attributes they represent: beauty, ecology, health, wellness, nutrition and lifestyle. Foodscaping is a design technique that embraces the heritage of home gardening while developing a new level of sophistication for modern day living. Join the Foodscape Revolution and harness the sun, soil and irrigation systems of the everyday landscape!  Start using your growing skills to nourish your family, community and environment. "