The Foodscape Revolution
Tulsa Botanic Garden will host author, landscape design consultant and garden communicator Brie Arthur for a book signing on Thursday, September 28, from 10:30am to noon at the Botanic Garden. Arthur will sign her book The Foodscape Revolution.
In her book, Arthur encourages readers to look at underutilized garden spaces around their homes or in the landscaped common spaces of planned communities—and see where food can be grown … lots and lots of it. And not in isolated patches, but inter-planted with non-food ornamental plants for year-round beauty.
This is a new way of looking at public and private spaces, where aesthetics and function operate together to benefit individuals and entire communities. In The Foodscape Revolution, Arthur presents her status-quo-shaking plan to reinvent the common landscape, in a way that even homeowners associations would approve. Call it food gardening “in plain sight,” and having it all.
The book includes information on which edible and ornamental pairings work best to increase biodiversity, how to situate beds to best utilize natural water and light resources and, most importantly, how to begin an enriched gardening lifestyle that is beneficial, sustainable and empowering. Dr. Todd Lasseigne, CEO of Tulsa Botanic Garden, contributed a suggested list of ornamental plants for the Lower Plains in a resource list in the appendix.
In addition to speaking internationally, Arthur serves as the foodscaping and landscape design correspondent for the PBS show “Growing a Greener World,” where she shares practical advice from her one-acre suburban landscape near Raleigh, North Carolina, encouraging everyone to embrace the hobby and lifestyle of home gardening.
Brie Arthur will also speak at the Botanic Garden’s Circle Dinner, an annual event to honor Circle-level members ($1,250 and up) on Wednesday, September 27. For more information, call 918.289.0330 or visit TulsaBotanic.org.