Welcome to The Foodscaper
The online toolshed for professional edible landscapers
Introducing the Field of Foodscaping
an industry aimed at transforming ordinary urban and suburban spaces into abundant and delicious food-producing landscapes
a social enterprise solution for lessening our dependence on distant sources of energy, food and materials
an emerging field destined to be household term in the next 5-10 years - and it starts with you!
A foodscaper is:
a professional who designs, installs and maintains ecological food-producing landscapes for clients
Write for The Foodscaper
The Foodscaper is actively accepting submissions! We are looking to publish boots-on-the-ground-practical and wanna-grab-your-shovel-inspirational stories about foodscaping, ecological design, permaculture and other creative ideas you may have within this scope.
To pitch a story idea or an article you’d like to republish on The Foodscaper, email [email protected] We look forward to reading it!
Foodscapes — Not Lawns - for a Healthier Planet
“Homeowners use up to ten times more chemical pesticides per acre on their lawns than farmers use on crops.” (deep-roots-project.org)
“Of the 30 most commonly used lawn pesticides, 17 are possible and/or known carcinogens, 18 have the potential to disrupt the endocrine (hormonal) system, 19 are linked to reproductive effects and sexual dysfunction, 11 have been linked to birth defects, 14 are neurotoxic, 24 can cause kidney or liver damage, and 25 are sensitizers and/or irritants.” (beyondpesticides.org)
Mowing for an hour generates as much pollution as driving 100 miles. (yardmap.org)
“It is estimated that the meals in the United States travel about 1,500 miles to get from farm to plate. We put almost almost 10 kcal of fossil fuel energy into our food system for every 1 kcal of energy we get as food.” (CUESA)
“Each year more than 17 million gallons of fuel are spilled during the refilling of lawn and garden equipment—more than the oil that the Exxon Valdez spilled.” (columbia.edu)