Storm Damage?

October 25, 2012

We are expecting a pretty heavy storm here in Northern Virginia this next week due to Hurricane Sandy colliding with a westerly storm and an influx of Arctic winds from the north – all of which is a recipe for some crazy weather in our area.  We’d like to remind everyone that we offer clean-up […]

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Sustainable Sites Initiative

October 18, 2012

The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) is a project that aims to provide guidelines and prerequisites for the creation and certification of sustainable landscapes.  SITES developed as a complement to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), a similar rating and certification system created by the U.S. Green Building Council to promote sustainable and environmentally-responsible building practices. SITES […]

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Gardening in Polycultures

October 16, 2012

©2012 by Jon Storvick and Organic Edible Gardens, LLC I’ve been doing lots of reading of late, especially in the field of agroecology. Agroecology attempts to view farming through the lens of ecological thought, viewing farm fields and so on as ecosystems. Much of this information is very similar to what we find in the permaculture […]

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Many Thanks to Everyone!

October 15, 2012

Thanks to everybody that made it out to the foraging class – I think a great  time was had by all.  Special thanks to Sara, Chris and Amanda at Maple Avenue Market, hopefully we can do  this again sometime!

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Foraging for Wild Food class on Thursday!

October 10, 2012

                Jon will be giving a talk on foraging for wild edible plants on Thursday, Oct 11 at Maple Avenue Market in Vienna.  Come check it out, learn some stuff, and have fun!!!

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Working on New Stuff

September 15, 2012

Hi all, I sincerely apologize for the lack of new posts – we’ve been quite busy here at OEG with new designs and landscape installations – it’s been a crazy summer! I’m working on a new article on the benefits of gardening in polycultures (growing more than one species of plant together), and hope to […]

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Holy Jeez, It’s Hot!!!!

July 6, 2012

It has been a HOT few days here in Northern Virginia!!!  Plants all over are suffering from the heat (and lack of water, too).   We design and install automated drip irrigation systems so you don’t have to worry about your prized plants keeling over on you.  If you need a little extra help keeping […]

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Free e-book on apple pollinators

June 2, 2012

Great resource on native wild bees that help pollinate apples (and other fruits, too, of course!!!). From the Northeastern IPM center: Insect pollination is a vital service for agricultural systems, and bees are the most important of all insect pollinators. In the United States alone, the value of pollination services by bees is estimated to […]

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Local Food is Awesome!

May 29, 2012

My good buddy Mark Bowen had the honor of taking part in a roundtable discussion on local food in Alabama at the Alabama All Star Food Festival.  The event also made it onto grist.org.  Congrats Mark!!!  You can watch a short video of the discussion here: (for some reason I can’t get it to embed properly…) […]

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Apples are still “Wild”

May 29, 2012

There have been quite a number of intriguing studies done on apple genetics recently, and this recent piece from the Public Library of Science Genetics Journal is no exception.  Basically, our modern cultivated apples have not  really diverged that much from their wild ancestors.  Why is this interesting?  It means that there is still unlimited possibility […]

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