Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist: How to Have Your Yard and Eat it Too

Author: 
Michael Judd
Publisher: 
Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication Date: 
2013
ISBN: 
978-0-615-87379-4

Paper, 143 pp., $24.95.

For two dozen years, Michael Judd has been exploring the advantages of landscapes that are attractive and supply food for the table. In this guide, Judd shares his knowledge with suitable illustrations of sites for herbs and food crops. He plants crops with the project’s design in mind. The typical layout includes swales and rain gardens in order to control moisture in the shaping of the site. Mulches are beneficial by containing elements for the soil as well as runoff. The author provides considerable explanations and detail on permaculture. Simple illustrations and text explain the how and why of each procedure, including the mounding up of nature’s bounty of wood chips and other bedding cover so that the novice gardener gains an understanding of basic procedures quickly.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
16
Number: 
1