Green City Growers maintains Fenway Farms, a 5,000-square foot rooftop farm that provides fresh, organic fruit and vegetables to the Fenway Park EMC Club restaurant in Boston.

Multi-Purpose Plants Support Foodscaping

Though growing food is nothing new, modern growers are reinventing edible gardening by redefining where, how and why plants grow. Younger generations are demanding that plants serve a multi-functional purpose beyond just looking pretty.

In this food column for “On the QT,” the official newsletter of GWA, the Association for Garden Communicators, I explain how garden writers need to address these shifts as gardening gets more technical, medicinal, and diverse.

Sources Interviewed
  • Brie Arthur, foodscaping speaker, author and public television personality
  • Desiree Heimann, VP of Marketing, Armstrong Garden Centers and Pike Nurseries
  • Jessie Banhazl, founder and CEO, Green City Growers
Publication

On the QT,” the official newsletter of GWA, the Association for Garden Communicators

Date

February 2017