Join us February 11 to hear Brie Arthur describe her signature design technique, foodscaping. Foodscaping, or edible landscaping, is a sustainable landscape practice that combines beauty and utility by creating a landscape that includes vegetables, fruits, and herbs, along with ornamentals. This technique allows us to both increase biodiversity and maximize the use of our garden spaces. By adding edibles to an ornamental landscape, the land serves a dual purpose while also providing excellent educational opportunities for children and adults alike. In her talk, Brie will describe the best edible and ornamental plants to use and share her insights on growing techniques.
Brie Arthur studied landscape design and horticulture at Purdue University. After more than a decade’s experience as a grower and propagator, she has become a consultant, garden communicator, and industry promoter. She writes, lectures, and works as a correspondent for the popular public television program, Growing a Greener World. Brie teaches various techniques of vegetable, fruit, herb, and ornamental combinations that not only work in small spaces, but also support insect and pest control.
Brie is recognized as a leader in the foodscape movement, as well as for her work with public schools. In 2017, she published The Foodscape Revolution: Finding a Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your Garden.According to the publisher, "In The Foodscape Revolution, Arthur presents her status-quo-shaking plan to reinvent the common landscape—in a way that even HOA’s would approve. Call it food gardening 'in plain sight,' and having it all." Brie looks forward to sharing gardening tips with audiences who are excited about the future of growing with ecological, economic, and nutritional sensibility.
Doors open at 6 PM with the presentations beginning at 6:45 PM.
Free for SDHS Members; $15 Non-members
Tickets available at the door.
Free, easy parking at the Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Dr., San Diego, CA 92122