This family wanted to transform their ornamental yard into a edible landscape where their kids could pick berries and enjoy fresh nutritious meals. Adding functionality without sacrificing beauty, this new landscape is full of greens, berries, flowers and birds for all to enjoy.
THE SHORT HOMESTEAD
The Short Homestead is a 5-acre residence in the humid subtropical climate of Jacksonville Florida. The residents envision a productive, low-maintenance property which provides abundant edible yields while allowing them to maintain a consistent travel schedule. To meet this goal we designed a perennial agroforestry system. Within each tree guild are perennial food options as well as shrubs and herbaceous plants which promote sustained fertility for years to come.