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Podcast: The Layered Edible Garden with Christina Chung

On the Gardenerd Tip of the Week Podcast this week we chat with Christina Chung of Fluent Garden. Chris has a passion for growing perennial edible plants and designing food forests or “layered” gardens for residential-scale properties in Metro Vancouver, Canada.

She’s been the program coordinator and instructor for the Horticulture Technician Foundation program through The UBC Botanical Garden’s Horticulture Training Program. And she’s written a new book The Layered Edible Garden: A Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Productive Food Garden Layer by Layer.

Chris Chung in natural habitat – the layered edible garden

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Groundcovers do so much in a landscape. They protect the soil, provide habitat and nectar (if they flower) and so much more. Photo by Chris Chung.


Get a copy of The Layered Edible Garden here (use this link to help support Gardenerd).

Follow Christina Chung on Instagram here

Check out her Facebook page, and YouTube channel

Find more links, including her guide on where to buy seeds here

Interesting crops she mentioned in our conversation that work in different layers of the garden:

Oca – plant this tuber and see what happens – underground

Self heal – Prunella vulgaris – groundcover – warning: it’s in the mint family, so keep an eye out for spreading

Anise hyssop – beautiful and fragrant in the garden – herbaceous perennial

Scarlet Runner beans – edible vertical crop that adds color to any garden

Want to learn more about permaculture and the layers within? Listen to our podcast with Larry Santoyo. Plant a few new layers in your garden this spring. Share in the comments below what you plan to grow!

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