Did you know you can use your yard to grow a meaningful amount of food while still maintaining a beautiful landscape and providing a host of benefits? Americans cover millions of acres of valuable agricultural land around their homes with lawn, marigold and azalea beds, wisteria, and shrubs and trees.
Instead of the typical landscape, we could minimize lawn areas and put in decorative borders of herbs, rainbow chard, and striking paprika peppers. Instead of the fleeting color of spring flowers, we could grow blueberries, fruit trees and edible perennials that are decorative, provide scrumptious fruit and better nutrition, and can save you money, water and time.
Join USGBC Minnesota at Green Scene for a discussion on the basics of landscaping in the Twin Cities climate with fruiting trees, shrubs and edible perennials. Jeff Zeitler, a landscape architect of Urban Forage Winery and Cider House will explain the benefits of edible landscapes and help us understand how to choose the right plants to be successful in growing edibles!
Stick around after the program, and enjoy appetizers along with natural Ciders and Wines.
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