Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"The Foodscape Revolution"
Brienne Gluvna Arthur

  • Thursday, September 8, 2016 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Brie Arthur, correspondent for the PBS television show Growing A Greener World, has fine-tuned her signature design technique of foodscaping, a sustainable landscape practice that embraces beauty and utility.

Foodscaping helps homeowners, HOAs, and commercial property managers incorporate edible plants into common landscapes such as office parks, neighborhood entries, school campuses, retirement communities, and suburban developments.

Encouraging everyone to "think outside of the box," Brie explains how pairing edibles in a traditional ornamental landscape can be beautiful and HOA approved. Focusing on simple ways to enhance existing landscapes, Brie discusses how to use open mulch space and bed edges to grow meaningful amounts of produce to help reduce the food miles crisis, ensuring that quality produce is available in every home and community. She discusses how foodscape design increases bio-diversity and encourages sustainable land management practices that are affordable and time-efficient for homeowners and renters. The best edible and ornamental pairings are featured to inspire readers to create purposeful landscapes that engage people of all ages. Learn about alternative growing methods such as aeroponic, aquaponic and hydroponic planting systems to create an edible oasis in the smallest of spaces.

Brie Arthur

About Brie Gluvna Arthur

Originally from southeastern Michigan, Brie studied landscape design at Purdue University. With more than a decade of experience in plant production, she has worked in many aspects of horticulture including estate gardening at Montrose Gardens and nursery production at Plant Delights and Camellia Forest Nursery.

As a professional garden industry communicator, Brie is committed to getting the message out that all things horticultural are the way of the future. She speaks internationally on a variety of horticulture topics. As a correspondent on the PBS television show Growing A Greener World, Brie shares practical advice from her one acre suburban foodscape encouraging everyone to embrace the hobby and lifestyle of home gardening. Two thousand and sixteen brings many new ventures, including her forthcoming book, The Foodscape Revolution, published by St Lynn's Press.

Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
Advance registration is not available.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this lecture.