The Pros and Cons of Farm-to-Table

A Debate Worth Having

Maddy Fredrick is a junior at Hamilton College studying Sociology and is currently a Farmscape intern.  Her interest in the farm-to-table movement stems from her passion for cooking and farming.   The farm-to-table movement has grown exponentially in the last decade.  Chefs such as Alice Waters (Chez Panisse), Peter Hoffman (Savoy), and Dan Barber (Blue Hill) […]

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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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Gardens Grow in Surprising Spaces

The Farm at AT&T Park

Sam Wilder is a Community Development and Gardening Associate with Bon Appetit Management Company and collaborates with Farmscape on the AT&T Park Farm.  Last season people were surprised when a vegetable garden was planted right behind centerfield in AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. But now that the crops are deeply rooted and […]

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Pancakes for Plant-Lovers

  So it’s late-winter and your garden is bumpin’. So much kale, chard, enormous scallions, and your parsley is finally established and loaded with foliage. It’s that time of year when those with beautiful, bountiful gardens begin to secretly think, “I don’t know how many more plant leaves I can eat!” Don’t feel ashamed. Even […]

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