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Many of us are growing food in the backyard, sometimes a few heads of lettuce and kale for winter, sometimes a serious year-round vegetable garden. You’ll find this video interesting and important to know about if you’ve ever fantasized about your own vegetable garden, even on a small scale. A twenty-first century version of the […]
Surely among the top ten slow foods is tomato sauce. The reward for preserving them in late summer will be the essence of luscious vine-ripened garden tomatoes mid-winter in a soup or marinara sauce, with an onion and sausage frittata or mushroom polenta. I’m a fool for tomatoes and should make myself a tomato cape, […]
I used to think artichokes were strictly Mediterranean. It’s true they’re native to northern Africa where they grow wild, and southern Europe, but it turns out we can grow globe artichokes in the Pacific Northwest. Maybe not commercially like they do in California, but I have to tell you there is a mini-artichoke orchard in […]
Can we get by with less grass in the yard in exchange for some food on the table? Maybe we can. This video explains and shows the thinking behind Fritz Haeg’s vision for transforming grassy front yards into something more productive. Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, by Fritz Haeg; his website
Edible Estates , the book’s title implies something a little loftier than vegetables in the front yard, but Fritz Haeg, a designer, landscape engineer, visionary is in fact talking about replacing grass with food in the front yard, plain and simple and unpretentious. He’s working to make it a practical, attractive, and nutritious option that people will want to try. If you’ve been wondering about the feasibility of this new fangled thinking about gardens, Edible Estates might be the book for you, but first check out author Fritz Haeg’s website which has an edible estates menu where you can read and see what people have done with this idea all over the country, the world.