Think Edible Landscapes

If you live where you have even a little bit of land around you, switch your thinking to edible landscapes. Integrate a few herbs, veggies, and fruits into what’s already there, perhaps gradually evolving your space into a climate- and budget-friendly permaculture food forest. Including native plants and growing things around where we live can be waterwise. It can seem overwhelming, but as with all good things, start small.

Seed Collection

Collecting seeds is economical and empowering. Make sure to look for non-GMO certified seeds.

Community Gardening

Does your neighborhood have a community garden or a garden at a local public school where you can volunteer or meet other people interested in gardening?

Unique San Diego County Gardening Resources

Nan Sterman - A Growing Passion, local television show that’s been picked up nationally by PBS. Offers workshops, tours, and books

City Farmers Nursery - An iconic retailer for growing in the city

San Diego Seed Company - Regionally adapted and organic certified seeds

Master Gardeners Association of San Diego County - programs for school gardens and earth-friendly gardening

California Native Plant Society - San Diego Chapter

Sustainable Agriculture Program - at San Diego City College

Gardening Books

Growing Consciousness: The Gardener’s Guide to Seeding the Soul by Leo Carver

Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education by Michael Pollan

Radical Regenerative Gardening and Farming: Biodynamic Principals and Perspectives by Frank Holzman

The Edible Balcony: Growing Fresh Produce in Small Spaces by Alex Mitchell

Tiny Victory Gardens by Acadia Tucker

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Edible na diego Issue 65 Spring 2022 Full Circle
Cover image courtesy of Deborah Small.

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