What is foodscaping?

Foodscaping, sometimes called edible landscaping, is a type of landscaping in which major areas of a property are used to grow food. It can be considered as a hybrid between farming and landscaping in the sense of having an “all-encompassing way of growing a garden, feeding yourself, and making it look pretty with an “integrative landscape”.

Trees, grass and shrubs are combined or even replaced with berry bushes, fruit trees and other plants which yield fruits and vegetables which can mean lower bills at the grocery store and optimal use of water supply. In contrast to having a backyard vegetable garden or raised bed for flowers or other enclosed or fenced-in spaces where fruits and vegetables are grown, foodscaping is more extensive, with “implementation of edible foods into the landscape.

Instead of just planting shrubs, trees, vines, grasses and ground covers, foodscaping involves adding edible plants that add interest, color, texture and, of course, taste.