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It’s easy to go crazy buying flowers and shrubs to add beauty to your landscape. Curb appeal is important, especially if you’re planning to sell your home. But by landscaping with food you can have a bit of both worlds: a beautiful lawn and food for the family.
There are many benefits to edible landscaping. Here are just a few:
- it’s safer for kids (no need for chemicals, like a lawn needs)
- saves money
- better for your health
- beneficial for the environment
Wonder what food you could plant that looks good? There are lots of options: fruit trees, berries, edible flowers, kitchen herbs etc.
Just imagine going out in your backyard and picking a fresh, soft, delicious peach, or a crisp apple. You can make apple pies and butter in the fall, you can eat berries all summer long, and enjoy herbs all year long, by drying them.
There’s no better feeling than growing your own food, and skipping lawn mowing 😉
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.