Dog Friendly Landscape Design

by admin on October 13, 2014

 

Dog Friendly Landscape Design

©2014 Organic Edible Gardens LLC

The homeowners have two large dogs in a small back yard in Arlington.  We designed the landscape to allow the dogs to run the perimeter and guard their territory. Plantings are in slightly raised beds surrounded by stone. Species include Apple, Serviceberry, Swiss Stone Pine, culinary herbs, Prickly Pear Cactus and various soil building and insectary plants.

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Fall Gardening and Organic Lawn Care

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Fall Gardening and Organic Lawn Care ©2014 Organic Edible Gardens LLC   Fall, in general, is the best time of the year for planting. With temperatures slowly cooling down and an increase in precipitation, newly installed plants have a good opportunity to establish themselves. Fall is the best time of year to plant cold hardy […]

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Master Gardener Presentation

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We had a great  time last night giving a presentation on organic landscaping practices and permaculture to the Arlington Master Gardeners!  The Q&A session afterwards was one of the best we’ve had!  Thanks so much to the Arlington branch of the Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Master Gardener program for inviting us to speak!

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NYT Article: “The Toxic Brew in Our Yards”

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Last Sunday’s New York Times had a great article, The Toxic Brew in Our Yards, on the harmful potential of commonly used yard and landscape chemicals.  This is one of the main reasons we do what we do, so we can make our landscapes safer for people and planet.  Check out the article, and let […]

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Ecology vs. Native Plant Bias

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Ecology vs. Native Plant Bias ©2014 Jonathan Storvick and Organic Edible Gardens LLC  Author’s note:  This article is likely to really upset some people, as it challenges assumptions that many take for granted.  Our purpose in sharing this information is to add some different perspectives to the debate and perhaps open up new avenues of […]

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Join Organic Edible Gardens at the Green Living Expo

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Join Organic Edible Gardens at the Green Living Expo!!! Danylo Kosovych and Jon Storvick of Organic Edible Gardens will be hosting a booth at the Arlington Green Living Expo and Earth Week Community Fair.  We will also be giving a presentation on organic lawn care and edible landscaping!!! Join us Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 […]

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Mulch: Materials and Strategies

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PDF Download of Permaculture Presentation

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In case you missed our talk at the George Mason University Permaculture Design Course (or just want a copy of the presentation), here is the full PowerPoint presentation in PDF format – this includes both Danylo’s talk on the business and Jon’s presentation on plant guilds and polycultures. Download: OEG-GMU PDC Presentation (PDF, 17.0MB) Thanks again to […]

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PDC 2014 Community Spotlight Discussion

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PDC 2014 Community Spotlight Discussion Join this year’s Permaculture Design Certification class as they welcome Jonathan Storvick and Danylo Kosovych of Organic Edible Gardens for an exclusive event open to the community. Organic Edible Gardens LLC is a Permaculture-based business working on the ground in our nation’s capital region and striving to make a positive […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Organic Edible Gardens!!! Be sure to go out and give your loved one some flowers today.  Or better yet, plant some so that they can have beautiful flowers every year!

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