Urban Shade Garden Plan

Learn how to maximize space and light in your urban garden with this simple garden plan.

By Niki Jabbour

Groundbreaking Food Gardens

Groundbreaking Food Gardens (Storey Publishing, 2014) by Niki Jabbour is a stellar collection of unique food garden plans from some of the best gardeners and designers in North America. Choose from 73 plans, each with its own theme and detailed illustration. In this excerpt, create a productive garden even in small spaces with limited sunlight.

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: Groundbreaking Food Gardens.

Kathy Martin is well aware of the challenges many urban gardeners face. Her own kitchen garden is small, at just 250 square feet. As well, she battles encroaching shade cast by two large trees that take away a little more sun each year. She has learned to work around these issues by growing the right plants for her dappled light conditions and relying on space at a local community garden to supplement the edibles she grows in her home garden.