The Pomona Project: edible landscaping plants
Order edible landscaping plants at wholesale prices. This year’s list includes varieties of strawberries, blueberries, currants, blackberries, raspberries, and figs.
The program provides homeowners with attractive and easy-to-care-for plantings that are appropriate to the local landscape. Full details and an order form (PDF) are available.
The late winter 2012 issue of our Roots & Sprouts newsletter has an article on edible landscaping. Liz Gourley gave a talk at the library in June about edible landscaping. She and others provided these resources:
If you're interested in buying through this program, check back next winter. Each plant offers edible fruit, and we offered multiple varieties this year:
- Blueberries: 3 varieties
- Strawberries: 1 variety
- Blackberries: 2 varieties
- Red currants:2 varieties
- Raspberries: 2 varieties
- Fig trees: 1 variety
THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED (Feb 28 2012).
We do not make a profit, but are doing this to encourage home production of fruits and berries.
The Pomona Project’s name was inspired by Pomona, the Goddess of Fruits and Gardens, who appears on the Town of Belmont’s official seal, a nod to Belmont’s agrarian past. Belmont was a major market garden center in the late 1800s, with many farms and fruit orchards dotting the landscape.