Thought for Food: A Green Industry Trend
Vegetables, herbs, fruits and other edible landscape plants add color variety, contrasting textures, various interesting forms to landscapes, while at the same time providing a fresh supply of delicious ingredients for the table. Many plants traditionally thought of as strictly edibles have great ornamental value as well, allowing for increased marketability, by offering both beauty and function when incorporated into an existing landscape or specifically designed into an edible garden space. This growing “Foodscaping” trend is not limited to just home gardens. Edible landscapes are being planned and planted in neighborhoods and communities across Texas. Target both eco-friendly and more traditional customers by learning how the edible landscaping trend can open a garden of possibilities for your business.
At the conclusion of this presentation participants will be familiar with marketing strategies of green the industry trend, edible landscaping; recognize specific plant material adapted to Texas which serve as highly ornamental and desirable edibles; and predict how to use this trend to benefit their niche of the green industry as the interest in developing environmentally conscious landscapes grows.