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2016 Year in Review

Agrihoods, Rooftop Farms and Front Yard Gardens

As we enjoy a much-needed rainy January, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the new projects that we tackled in the past year and review some emerging trends. 2016 was a big year of growth as our staff increased in size from 20 employees to 30. Interest in urban farming, and the fresh […]

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A Look Back at 2015

A Review of Projects, Trends and Crops

Farmscape turned seven in 2015 and it was another successful year as a business. We tackled 92 new projects and hired 8 new farmers. Here’s a look at some of our favorite projects from the past year, trends we observed, and a preview of food and urban farming trends that we anticipate in 2016: 1. […]

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The 75% Statistic

How We Estimated Our Water Savings

A few weeks ago, I posted on the blog that Farmscape gardens use 75% less water than lawn. Since then we’ve received a few inquiries on the origin of the stat, so we wanted to share how we arrived at that figure.   Vegetable Garden Water Use Since most of our clients don’t have separate meters […]

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Farmscaping in a Drought

Growing Food While Saving Water

Over the past few months, we have been talking with clients, family and friends about where food gardens fit in the drought discussion. Food isn’t the clear “villain” as lawns are cast, and they aren’t the clear protagonist like natives and other drought-tolerant plants. Instead, there are in a murky middle ground for most people, […]

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Fun Garden Science

Explaining Peculiar Garden Phenomena

Why do some tomatoes have “noses”?  A couple years ago, a colleague told me about a funny visit to a school garden. Some of the students had discovered a tomato with a protrusion. They decided that the unusual bump extending from the otherwise spherical tomato was a nose, and proceeded to parade around the schoolyard […]

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