Meatless Monday

Here is a different take on Meatless Monday’s but still applicable. I saw this picture and was instantly impressed with its beauty. Edible landscapes are gaining popularity. Take a look around campus to see if you can identify edible plants.

 swiss chard

 

Mother Earth Living offers these edible landscape benefits:

Energy Savings: Food from your yard requires no shipping and little refrigeration. Plus, conventional farms use a large amount of energy to plow, plant, spray and harvest produce—planting and picking tomatoes in your front yard requires a miniscule amount by comparison.

Food Safety: You know which chemicals (if any) you use.

Water Savings: Tests show that most home gardeners use less than half the water to produce the same crop compared with large-scale agricultural production. Drip irrigation saves even more.

Money Savings: You can grow an unbelievable amount of food in a small, beautiful space.

Better Nutrition: Fully ripe, just-picked, homegrown fruits and vegetables provide more vitamins and nutrients than supermarket produce, which is usually picked under-ripe and is days or weeks old when you eat it.

 

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2 responses to this post.

  1. There is a great Facebook group called “Grow Food, Not Lawns” – check them out for more ideas!

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  2. Posted by Maggie Lemons on September 16, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    I love the pic!M yummie

    Reply

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