Upcoming Events



Tuesday January 13th, Volunteer Work Day!
Tuesday February 10th, Volunteer Work Day!

Have fun working at the nursery and receive credit of $8.00 hour. Type of labor to be determined. You will need to bring pruners and don't forget your gardening gloves, and make sure you dress for the weather. No one under 18. Please bring a bag lunch. Come anytime from 9am to 3pm. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER space is limited. Credit expires 1 year if not used and there is a limit to the amount of hours you can earn in a year.  
Call (434)361-9134 or email info@ediblelandscaping.com


Welcome to Chickens and YOU Training Series  



Organic Orchard Planning & Pruning
Want to learn how grow your own orchard without toxic chemicals?
Organic Orchard Planning and Pruning
All-day intensive workshop featuring Michael McConkey of Edible Landscaping and Alexis Zeigler from Living Energy Farm When: Saturday, Feb 21, 9 AM to 3 PM Where: 912 Woodfolk Dr., Charlottesville Va, 22902 Cost: $50 suggested donation, $25 minimum. Checks made payable to Living Energy Farm Contact: Debbie Piesen, livingenergyfarm@gmail.com, 540-967-0433.
Mail checks to 217 Fredericksburg Ave, Louisa VA 23093
Everyone LOVES sweet, homegrown fruit! To grow your own fruit, you have to know how to plan a successful orchard. Many of the fruit and nut trees planted by home growers never produce much because those trees have been bred to depend on fungicides and pesticides. It takes many years to learn what works and what does not work in the realm of organic orcharding.
Save yourself those years -- learn which trees are best, and how to take care of them.
Michael McConkey has been running Edible Landscaping for 35 years, a successful nursery that focuses on "less care" plants that don't need pesticides to thrive. Alexis Zeigler has lived on fruit-producing farms all of his life, and teaches propagation classes every spring.
We can teach you about how to grow a bounty of rich, delicious fruit from plants that require little tending. We can also teach you about organic management techniques for conventional fruits and nuts. (Note, this workshop is intended to teach the home grower how to grow the maximum amount of food on trees with the least effort. We are not experts on commercial orcharding.)
Nikita's Gift, the persimmon, super sweet, never needs to be sprayed with anything. No pruning required. Ripe for months in late fall/ winter when other fruits are long gone.
Meet them both at the workshop.



1 Season Limited Guarantee NO Guarantee on 2" plants. Please visit our zone & shipping info page for more details.
COME VISIT US!

The orchard is a great way to see what the plants will look like in your yard.


Orchard Map
Orchard Map
Map Key
Map Key
 




Please obey the 10 mile per hour speed limit. (children at play)
For more info call (434)361-9134, you can also email info@ediblelandscaping.com

Driving Directions to Edible Landscaping

Edible Landscaping, 361 Spirit Ridge Ln., Afton, VA 22920
Questions or Orders: (434)361-9134, Fax: (434)361-1916

Please note that online map programs and GPS units will generally get you to our driveway but then route you to the residence of one of our neighbors - the final right to 'stay on' Spirit Ridge Lane should be ignored, we have posted signs which should help you find us.

- From Richmond: Interstate 64 west to exit 107 (Crozet), go left on Route 250 west for ~ 5 miles and take a left on Route 151 south. Stay on 151 for about 7.5 miles then take a right on Chapel Hollow Road, go about 1 mile and our driveway is on the left.

- From Staunton: Interstate 64 east to exit 99 (Afton), take a right on Route 250 east for about 3 miles and then take a right on Route 151 south. Stay on 151 for about 7.5 miles then take a right on Chapel Hollow Road, go about 1 mile and our driveway is on the left.

- From Lynchburg: Route 29 north to route 6 west. Go right on route 151 north for about 2 miles and then take a left on Chapel Hollow Road, go about 1 mile and our driveway is on the left.



Annual Events:

3rd Saturday in June 20, 2015 All About Fruit Day

September, Fall Fruit Festival September 19, 2015

Last Saturday in October 31, 2015, Persimmon and Pomegranate Festival

*More information will be posted as the date approaches.