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Los Angeles: Company feeds growing edible landscaping trend

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 15:30
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These raised beds are installed at one of the California apartment complexes. Photo: Farscape.

A small agrihood consisting of eight to 10 raised beds, six orchard trees and mulching starts around $20,000 and only goes up from there as the size and complexity is increased.

By Jill Odom
Total Landscape Care
Mar 14, 2017

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Farmscape has currently installed over 600 urban farms to date and maintains more than 250 of those locations.

The smaller agrihoods can be designed to fit 500 square feet while large agrihoods can take up several acres of land.

“We design each project to match the neighborhood and the future residents,” Hermanson said.

As more developers start to include edible landscaping as part of their construction it can be expected that homeowners will look for guidance and this is where other landscaping companies can step in and bridge the gap.

“Most households have two working adults, who don’t have a lot of downtime for gardening,” Hermanson said. “Coming home to an awesome vegetable garden, that they don’t have to work themselves, is a great perk.”

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