Paperback, 384 pages
More than 300 color photographs, 7 color garden-plan illustrations, and 20 black-and-white illustrations.
Since Rosalind Creasy popularized the concept of landscaping with edibles a quarter-century ago, interest in eating healthy, fresh, locally grown foods has swept across the nation. More and more Americans are looking to grow clean, delicious produce at home, saving money and natural resources at the same time. And food plants have been freed from the backyard, gracing the finest landscapes – even the White House grounds!
Creasy’s expertise on edibles and how to incorporate them in beautifully designed outdoor environments was first showcased in the original edition of Edible Landscaping (Sierra Club Books, 1982), hailed by gardeners everywhere as a groundbreaking classic. Now this highly anticipated new edition presents the latest design and how-to information in a glorious full-color format, featuring more than 300 inspiring photographs.
Drawing on the author’s decades of research and experience, the book presents everything you need to know to create an inviting home landscape that will yield mouthwatering vegetables, fruits, nuts, and berries. The comprehensive Encyclopedia of Edibles – a book in itself – provides horticultural information, culinary uses, sources, and recommended varieties; and appendices cover the basics of planting and maintenance and of controlling pests and diseases using organic and environmentally friendly practices.
Rosalind Creasy is a landscape designer, garden writer and photographer, and leading authority on edible landscaping. She is the author of numerous acclaimed Sierra Club Books, including the groundbreaking original edition of Edible Landscaping (1982) and Cooking from the Garden (1988), both Garden Writers Association award winners. In addition to sixteen other gardening titles, she has written for countless national publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Organic Gardening, and Fine Gardening. A much sought-after speaker and consultant, Creasy lectures extensively and serves on the board of directors of the Seed Savers Exchange.
Praise for Edible Landscaping
“This new edition of Edible Landscaping is exactly the book we need now, a volume that is itself as beautiful as it is useful. “
—Michael Pollan, author of Food Rules,In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and other acclaimed books
“Creating an edible landscape for your home is one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself and your family. This beautiful volume is an inspirational handbook for the uninitiated and expert alike.”
—Alice Waters, founder of Chez Panisse and the Edible Schoolyard programs, and author of In the Green Kitchen