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Edible landscapes in your backyard in Belmont

Posted by Evan Allen  June 12, 2012 06:07 PM

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Photo courtesy of the Belmont Food Collaborative
Elizabeth Gourley

Landscape architect and Belmont resident Elizabeth Gourley will give a talk on edible landscapes at the Belmont Public Library on June 20.

Edible landscaping is the practice of replacing decorative plants with ones that produce food. Gourley, who has been a landscape architect for 18 years, will focus on helping gardeners to incorporate edible plants into their backyard gardens.

“I believe that edible landscaping is important because we sometimes lose touch with the process of where our food comes from,” said Gourley in a press release from the Belmont Food Collaborative.

The Collaborative, a nonprofit that also organizes the Belmont Farmers Market, is sponsoring Gourley’s talk.

“Edible Landscapes in Your Backyard” will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Belmont Farmers Market will open its seventh season on June 14. It will be held every Thursday into October from 2 p.m. through 6:30 p.m. in the back of the Belmont Center parking lot.

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com

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