Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) promotes research-based sustainable landscaping practices that save water and protect our natural resources.
But FFL practices can be used for more than just creating and maintaining aesthetically pleasing residential landscapes. FFL’s nine principles are also great for creating edible landscapes of herbs, vegetables and fruits. A sustainably grown “kitchen garden” landscape can not only complement your FFL yard but provide a healthy food source as well.
Florida’s generally mild climate allows you to have an edible landscape almost year around. While you can build as ambitious an edible landscape as you want, creating an edible landscape need not be expensive or labor intensive. A modest container grown edible landscape can still produce a bountiful harvest.
Edible landscapes are also a natural at attracting bees, butterflies, and other natural pollinators. In neighborhoods, sustainably grown community gardens are a great way for residents to connect with both nature and one another, inspiring each other as they work together to grow their own healthy food.