Your Edible Yard is the comprehensive how-to guide to turn your yard into a beautiful, bountiful feast. With dozens of color photographs and watercolor illustrations, and landscaping designs for gardeners with any amount of space, it covers everything from design to harvesting instructions/recipes.
by Crystal Stevens
New Society Publishers
"Too many people, even in the overdeveloped world, find themselves in food deserts, deprived of good, nutritious, fresh food on a daily basis. Crystal Stevens shows us that food insecurity is completely unnecessary. All the food we could ever want lies just outside our doorstep and gathering and preserving it the permaculture way can be carefree and delightful." --Albert Bates, author, The Post Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook and The Biochar Solution
"We are at a turning point in our society. Increasing climate changes are creating global food shortages, which are predicted to become more widespread in the very near future. Pending power outages will soon leave neighborhoods without much food ...unless we get creative and take action. Your Edible Yard is a timely, clear, inspiring, and valuable resource for anyone interested in the why and how of getting started in transitioning your yard from lawn to edible garden. Now is the time to create local food security, health, and the community connections that help us to thrive....through organic, locally grown food." --Zen Honeycutt, founding executive director of Moms Across America, and author, Unstoppable
"Crystal provides the tools, knowledge, and confidence for homeowners to transform their property into productive edible gardens. Her book is filled with gardening tips to assist small scale farming practices that can be practiced in any back yard or front yard setting." --Jere Gettle, founder and owner of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company
"This thorough and well-illustrated manual is a rich source of information for anyone looking for ways to incorporate permaculture practices into their gardens. With the emphasis on working with nature to grow diverse plantings that support a thriving community of living things, building healthy soil, and recycling waste, this will be a useful resource for any gardener." --Linda Gilkeson, author, Backyard Bounty
About the author:
Crystal Stevens is an author, an artist/art teacher, a folk herbalist, a regenerative farmer, and a Permaculturist. She is the author of award-winning Grow Create Inspire , and Worms at Work . She co-founded Flourish, and has written for such publications as Permaculture Magazine, Grit, Mother Earth News Blog, The Healthy Planet Magazine, and Elephant Journal. Crystal is a prominent speaker at conferences and workshops, focusing on a myriad of topics including gardening, small-scale farming, ethical foraging, herbal medicine, natural household, and healthy cooking. She lives with her husband and two children on a 10-acre permaculture-inspired micro farm along the rolling hills of the Mississippi River.