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MONTHLY MEETING: Edible Plants in Ornamental Gardens

Join us on February 11 to hear Brie Arthur describe her signature design technique, foodscaping. Foodscaping, or edible landscaping, is a sustainable landscape practice that combines beauty and utility by creating a landscape that includes vegetables, fruits, and herbs, along with ornamentals. This technique allows us to both increase biodiversity and maximize the use of our garden spaces. By adding edibles to an ornamental landscape, the land serves a dual purpose while also providing excellent educational opportunities for children and adults alike. In her talk, Brie will describe the best edible and ornamental plants to use and share her insights on growing techniques.

Originally from southeastern Michigan, Brie Arthur studied landscape design and horticulture at Purdue University. After a decade of experience as a grower and propagator, Brie now lectures across the United States, promoting the hobby of gardening. She has appeared as a correspondent on the PBS Television show “Growing a Greener World.” Now, as Vice President of Horticulture at Gardenuity, Brie is able to use her plant knowledge and extensive grower network to reach consumers nationally.

Brie's debut book, The Foodscape Revolution: Finding a Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your Garden has become a best seller. According to the publisher, "In The Foodscape Revolution, Arthur presents her status-quo-shaking plan to reinvent the common landscape—in a way that even HOA’s would approve. Call it food gardening 'in plain sight,' and having it all."

In 2017, Brie was honored as the first recipient of the the American Horticultural Society's Emerging Horticultural Professional Award. Her second book, Gardening with Grains, published by St. Lynn’s Press, will be available in 2019.

Be sure to join us on February 11. The evening starts at 6:00PM at Congregation Beth Israel. Admission is free for SDHS members and $15 for non-members. Parking is free. For more information, call (619) 296-9215 or visit

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