Edible Landscapes of Charleston

We can help you create a fun functional learning environment in your community, one yard and green space at a time.

Our passion is designing and creating pleasing, colorful, fragrant abundant gardens that feed their owners, nutritionally and aesthetically. These are not your traditional home gardens and require much less time. They are rather working landscapes layered with edible perennial plants like herbs, fruits, nuts, berries and leafy vegetables, that come back each year. The most work that you have to put into this landscape is when you are harvesting the wonderful abundance of food, flowers and more. We work with you to create a space that is visually stimulating, functional, and edible – a place that fully engages sense of beauty, smell, taste, with the sounds of nature that touch the heart. Services Offered: +On-Site Education at-your- home, neighborhood or community center, and group talks +Collaborative Design and garden development +We strive to use hyper-local (at hand, re-purposed resources), local, or regionally available accessible resources to meet your nutritional, shelter, and clean water needs. +We will work with you to create a design that works for you.

You could have your very own Cardoon Bloom, in your yard! Give a us a shout about Incredible Edible yard ideas!


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So Close...!

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Check out this purdee flowers! Ask us about putting some in your yard. Some feed the soul and others the belly!

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Growing Food Not Lawns in West Ashley

More to Come!

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Johns Island Mandala Garden

Food Forest Coming Soon!

Food Forest Coming Soon!


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Beautiful Daffodil Pear Guild!

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Matching flower colors

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Celtic Lore and Mythology

Healing Herbs:

Herbal Preparations
A "How-To" Guide

Harvesting Herbs

No matter how you intend to use your herbs after harvesting a few basic rules still apply.

Tree Leaves should be gathered before Midsummer. After that, the percentage of natural insecticides in the leaves are too high.
Leaves are at their most fragrant, and richest in volatile oils, before any flowers have opened.
The exceptions to this are: borage, coltsfoot, cowsslip, fenugreek, lungwort and sweet violet; they should be gathered after flowering. Rosemary can be gathered at any stage. Gather early on a dry day, after the dew has dried but before the sun is too strong. Dry in a shady, cool, and airy place away from any strong heat sources. Avoid steamy places such as kitchens or bathrooms. Once dry, crumble the leaves and discard large pieces of stem, store them in a lidded glass or ceramic jar away from the light.

Flowers are gathered on a dry day when the flowers first begin to open. They should always be dried in the shade. Carefully cut each flowerhead off the stalk, remove any insects or dirt, and place on a paper lined tray. Leave to dry in a warm place and turn regularly Small flowers such as lavender, are dried in the same way as seeds - by hanging them upside down and collecting the flowers in a paper bag. Once dried, store in a lidded glass or ceramic jar. Dark colored jars are best because they keep out the light. Calendula petals should be separated from the center part once they are dry.
Roots are generally gathered in the fall after the plant has begun to die back.
The exception to this is dandelion roots, they should be gathered in the early spring. Wash them thoroughly to remove any dirt. Chop large roots into smaller pieces to speed up the drying process. Spread the root pieces on a paper lined tray. Preheat the oven and turn it off. Place the trays inside with the door ajar for 3-6 hours (depending on how large the pieces are). Transfer the trays to a warm room away from the sun until completely dry. Store in airtight containers away from the light. Check periodically as dried roots have a tendency to reabsorb moisture from the air, discard any pieces that become soft.

Seeds should be gathered as they ripen, usually in the fall. Seedheads should be hung to dry inside a paper bag. Don't use plastic as any condensation that gathers could lead to mildew and cause the seeds to rot. Once dry separate the seeds from their cases and store in the same manner as leaves and flowers.
Berries are harvested when they are just ripe, usually in the early fall, before they have become too soft to dry effectively. Spread on paper lined trays, discard any that show signs of mold. Preheat your oven and then turn it off. Place the trays of berries inside with the door ajar for 3-4 hours. Transfer the trays to a warm, airy spot, away from the sun until completely dry. Turn regularly to ensure even drying.

Tree barks generally contain the desired medicinal properties in the soft inner layer (cambium) between the sapwood and the dead outer bark, or the bark of the root. Bark should be harvested in the autumn when the sap is falling. This will avoid damaging the tree too much. Never remove all the bark or even a strip of bark completely surrounding the tree. Dust or wipe bark to remove moss or insects. Break into small pieces (about 1-2 inches). Spread the bark on paper lined trays and leave to dry in a warm, airy room away from the sun.

Herbal Doses

The doses indicated in these pages are recommended for 150-lb adults. Children should receive one-half the recommended amount. Infants receive one-quarter dose and newborns should receive the dose through the mother's milk.

Basic Herbal Infusions

When Using Leaves or Flowers:
Steep two teaspoons per cup of water for about twenty minutes. Strain and store in a refrigerated, airtight container. The dose is one-fourth cup four times a day, not with meals. Children take one-eighth cup.

When Using Roots, Bark, Seeds, and Twigs:
Simmer two teaspoons of the plant matter to one cup of water for twenty minutes, strain and store as above. The dose is one-fourth cup four times a day, not with meals.

Herbal teas will stay fresh in your refrigerator for about one week when stored in an airtight container.

Edible Landscapes of Charleston List

Greetings From Edible Landscapes of Charleston!

Are you or someone you know ready to transform your yard into an edible paradise with fruit & nut trees, berry bushes, vegetables, and medicinal herbs? Or do you need some help pruning and renovating those old fruit trees? Contact us a today to schedule an appointment! We are your local garden and fruit tree experts.

We help people transform resource consuming landscapes into resource producing landscapes that yield a bounty of food, medicine, beauty, and much much more!

We empower our clients to become an integral part of their landscape and local foodshed. Aside from landscape consulting, design, and installation we offer an array of educational opportunities such as seminars and hands-on workshops.

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With the temperature cooling off, now's the time to start thinking and dreaming about what food you want to come out of your yard. Dominick and Bryan have started a new company, Edible Landscapes of Charleston, and they want to help you grow food in your yard and open spaces.

Do you know anyone with a house that would like to include edibles (fruit trees and vegetable gardens) in their landscaping? Do you know anyone that has fruit trees or a garden and is not getting much from them? Do you know someone that would like to start an orchard or food forest? Edible Landscapes of Charleston is the company to call.

For a limited time Edible Landscapes of Charleston is offering a free consultation. What usually costs $50, is FREE for a limited time. Edible Landscapes of Charleston will come to you and start the process of figuring out what is possible.

Send a friend or family member a holiday gift certificate for 50% OFF on a concept design and get them started on journey to a life of good health and local food. The concept design is the first on paper representation of what a yard or open space could look like. Imagine the lucky person you send the gift certificate to walking out their front door and coming back with ingredients for dinner without having to go to the grocery store.

P.S. Now is the time to order those fruit trees: Almonds, Apples, Citrus, Peaches, Plums and More! We recommend you get them from Ashton Branch Farms (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashton-Branch-Farm). I've attached their order form. Fill out form and email it to [email protected].


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[10/05/12]   -Enjoy home-grown fruits and vegetables
-Grow food and flowers that are not available in stores
-Interact with your landscape.
-Find refuge and peace of mind in your landscape.
-Grow landscapes that are adapted to our kind of heat and humidity, seasonal sunlight hours, soils, seasonal rain and drainage patterns.
-A landscape that requires little to no maintenance.

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