|Just an ordinary house on a small lot. The book, and the garden, had not yet been created.|
|Rosalind Creasy meets ust curbside in her edible landscape paradise.|
|Still curbside, the bed is filled with herbs, vegetables and flowers.|
|Standing at the front door, looking toward the street.|
If you could look to the left, near the blue-green lattice fence in the left of the photo, you would discover the chicken pens. School children make a bee-line through the front of the garden almost every day to check on and see the chickens.
|One of two chicken pens in the back of the photo. This is still curbside, too.|
|We're still in Ros' front yard. Several kinds of peppers and squash are in this bed, plus some herbs.|
Rosalind Creasy's first book, The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping can still be found on Amazon. Her second book, Edible Landscaping, newly released is also available on Amazon as well as through your local bookstore. It includes the basics for how turn your front (and back) yard into something other than grass and bushes. Learn about growing vegetables and herbs in containers, learn about organic pest controls, composting and a whole lot more. This is a large, hefty book, and it's overflowing with information from someone who knows gardening.
When I asked Ros if I could see her compost area, it didn't surprise me one bit to find a wonderful, working, well tended compost system, landscaped, of course! The chicken litter, garden debris, kitchen vegetable scraps and other organic compostables, all go into the compost and get recycled as new, rich soil into the garden beds.
|Garden waste in, organic soil out and no fertilizer required to grow a garden.|
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