Edible perennials / Guides

Edible Perennials
Landscaping

A guide to growing edible perennials.

...edible perennials to consider when Edible Permascaping in a colder weather climate, zones 3-5. Do you know of a hardy edible perennial that isn't on this list? Please let us know in the comments! Fruit and nut bearing trees: Apples Pears Quince Crab Apple Persimmon (Wild American) Cherry Plum ...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

Food & Greens can be grown easily indoors - here's how!

...edible perennials in your yard How to build a backyard greenhouse in cold climates How to reduce climate impact with green food choices Find more about green lifestyle choices and home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages and find out about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Memb...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...edible. View The EcoHome Guide to Eco-Friendly Lawn Alternatives and Ground Cover Plants Here Invasive species: Dog strangling vine is prevalent across Ontario and West Quebec © Ecohome Over the last couple of centuries, many foreign species of plants have been introduced to North American soil for medicinal,...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...edible. You gotta love Edible Landscaping! Thyme is also quite tolerant of salt, so it is ideal along the edge of roads, walkways and laneways. Corsican Mint is a low maintenance alternative ground cover plant Alternative Groundcover plants Corsican Mint This fragrant flowering garden herb smells grea...

Shaded vegetable garden success
Food production

Growing vegetables in the shade

...edible perennials in your yard How to build a backyard greenhouse in cold climates Find more about green lifestyle choices and home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages and find out about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

The Pros & Cons of Lasagna Gardening for Growing Food
Food production

Lasagna Gardening: the pros & cons of a lasagna garden

...edible perennials in your yard How to build a backyard greenhouse in cold climates Find more about green lifestyle choices and home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages and find out about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 8 great tips for growing food in small spaces

...edible landscape, forest gardens and permascaping The art of edible permascaping involves planting food bearing perennials in areas where ornamentals would traditionally take up space. In fact, many popular ornamentals are edible, so turning your landscape into a food-bearing paradise is easier than it might sounds. ...

Dog strangling vine invasive species
Landscaping

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

Invasive plants are defined as plants from other continents, countries or even other regions of Canada. Humans have been introducing foreign plants to new lands since the 17th century, for horticultural, agricultural or medicinal purposes. Due to a lack of natural competitors they can often propagate swiftly and compl...