Define: Xeriscape, Edible Landscape, Vegetable Gardens, “FoodScape”

Below are definitions of some of the different national food terms from the local food movement. 

Xeriscape - environmental design of residential and park land using various methods for minimizing the need for water use. Wikipedia page. 

Edible Landscape - Edible landscaping is the use of food‐producing plants in the residential landscape.  It combines
fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, and other ornamental plants into aesthetically pleasing designs. These designs can adopt any garden style and may include anywhere from 1‐100% edible specimens. As described in Oregon State University sheet.  

Vegetable Garden -  a small garden where vegetables are grown, kitchen garden, vegetable patch 
“foodscape.” The term provides a way to talk about the culinary culture(s) of a place as defined by the interactions of a variety of factors: geography, climate and environment; religion, language, and cultural practices; history; social organization, ethnicity, status and gender; science and technology. See a University of California curriculum.

About ellieearly

I was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. I moved back to Amarillo Feb 2011 after university in at Umass Dartmouth and post college adventures in central rural Tennessee on The Farm and surrounding land. Back in Amarillo I tried staring a business called Better Kitchen Gardens. This year, 2013, the High Plains Food Bank hired me to teach nutrition and gardening at the Mavrick Boys and Girls club. I'm a "Permi" a permaculutralist! I will use this site to share my Amarillo Permi ventures.
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