The Foodscape Revolution—Practical Solutions for Growing Your Own Food in the Southeast

Brie Arthur, Author, Horticulturist, and Lifelong Home Gardener

Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 19, 2020, through June 4, 2020 – 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Learn to grow your own food! In this six-class intensive gardening course, best selling author and professional horticulturist, Brie Arthur will share all her knowledge on growing! Over the past decade, Brie has fine-tuned her signature design technique of foodscaping, a sustainable landscape practice that embraces beauty and bounty. Aiming to change the way landscapes are designed and managed, Brie encourages everyone to "think outside of the box." Combining details from both of her books, learn how to grow your favorite food crops in your ornamental landscape! Brie will cover all the details, including creative ways to keep the animals from eating all your plants. From soil science to practical plant combinations, this informative webinar will inspire attendees to get outside and start a foodscape!

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About Brie Arthur

Best selling author, horticulturist, and lifelong home gardener, Brie Arthur is on a mission to teach people how to grow food! Originally from southeastern Michigan, Brie studied landscape design and horticulture at Purdue University. With more than a decade of experience as a grower and propagator, she shares practical gardening advice with audiences across the world from her home foodscape in Raleigh, North Carolina. From traditional veggies like tomatoes and peppers to starches and grains, Brie aims to inspire a real life foodscape revolution!

Brie is now offering virtual gardening classes, virtual foodscape consultations, and webinars through her Web site at https://www.briegrows.com/. You can purchase both of her books from her Web site, signed and personalized, and sign up for her newsletter to stay informed.

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Itinerary

Tuesday, May 19: Introduction to Foodscaping

  • Foodcapes over the decades
  • Authorities on the subject
  • General concepts
  • Site identification
  • Zones throughout your property
  • Identify specific needs

Thursday, May 21: Foodscaping to reduce animal browse

  • Things that don't work
  • Things that do work
  • Applying repellents
  • Plants that help deter

Tuesday, May 26: How to Foodscape

  • Site selection and development
  • Approaches to soil improvement
  • Understanding and planning crop rotations
  • Four season growing—creating a plan for 12 months of harvest

Thursday, May 28: Plant Combinations

  • Best perennial and edible plants pairings to maximize your harvest and beauty
  • Best small tree and shrub combinations

Tuesday, June 2: Foodscaping Projects

  • Container growing—pots, grow bags, window boxes and hanging baskets
  • Vertical systems – live wall
  • Grow in water – hydroponic vs. aeroponic

Tuesday, June 4: Foodscaping Finale

  • Start a neighborhood foodscape revolution
Cost
$150.00 for members, $200.00 for nonmembers. Note to nonmembers: instead of paying $50.00 more for the program, become a member for $50.00 instead.
Registration
Advance registration is required. Online registration opens soon Registration is limited and is considered complete when payment is received.
Cancellation
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Location
Online via Zoom in the comfort of your home.
Questions
Contact Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005 or chris_glenn@ncsu.edu for more information about this course.