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The Food Forward Garden: A Complete Guide to Designing and Growing Edible Landscapes (Hardcover)

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By Christian Douglas, Tyler Florence (Foreword by)
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Vegetable gardening reinvented—and elevated—with the high-style approach of award-winning landscape designer Christian Douglas.

Growing food doesn't have to mean sacrificing style. In his debut book, award-winning landscape designer Christian Douglas showcases the myriad ways to use edibles to elevate the design of your outdoor spaces. Visit chef Tyler Florence's property, whose hillside is transformed into a three-tiered terraced bed filled with an abundance of produce year-round. A family's suburban plot that is a forager's paradise, with hidden edible treasures woven into each space and along every path. Plus gardens in small city backyards, edible plots carved into forests and meadows, even a rooftop vegetable garden.

But this is not merely a lookbook. By using his own lush garden in Marin County as a studio/classroom, Douglas introduces readers to the essential tools and techniques they need to successfully plant, grow, and harvest a bounty of vegetables, fruits, berries, and herbs. We learn how to evaluate the best lighting and soil conditions, choose plants that will thrive in our climate, and discover the designer's favorite edible swaps for common landscape plants (a persimmon instead of a dogwood, a fig instead of a maple, a hedge of rosemary instead of yew). The food-forward options are limitless.

About the Author

Christian Douglas is a landscape designer and the founder of Christian Douglas Design, where he creates extraordinary culinary gardens for private clients, and the Backyard Farm Co., where he and his team of urban farmers teach homeowners around the world how to grow food. In 2020, Christian was awarded the California Home+Design Award for landscape design. He has a regular gardening column in Marin Living magazine and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, California Home+Design, and other major publications. Follow him on Instagram at @christian_douglas_design. 

Product Details
ISBN: 9781648291548
ISBN-10: 1648291546
Publisher: Artisan
Publication Date: October 29th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English