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University of Minnesota Edible Landscape - A Demonstration Garden Incorporating Fruit and Vegetables into the Home Landscape

David C. Zlesak, University of Minnesota Extension Educator

art2-1_600.jpgEarlier this year in the May 15th Yard & Garden News, we featured Emily Tepe’s informative article on Woolch™ in the Mid-May Yard and Garden News as a new mulch for both commercial and home garden use. Emily planted a fantastic demonstration garden where Woolch™ would be featured. She invited us to come and see this garden on the St. Paul campus in front of the Plant Growth Facilities near the ‘Seed of Knowledge’ sculpture (across the street from the Display and Trial Garden). This garden is looking great and has much more to see in addition to strawberries and other plants growing with Woolch™. This garden integrates fruits, vegetables, and flowers into a very ornamental and functional landscape. Please come and visit the garden this summer. If you are not able to make it out or would like to just learn more about this great garden, Emily has created a blog about the garden at

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