Native Edible Landscapes

Date: Sunday, November 3, 2019

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Instructor: Natasha Elliott

Location: Blaksley Library & Garden Grounds

Space still available.  Please register at the class.

When you hear the phrase “edible landscape,” you might envision cherry tomatoes climbing over a terrace, a bed of edible flowers like calendula and nasturtium, or hues of purple from Swiss chard and purple cabbage. Although California native plants may not immediately come to mind, they are also a bountiful source of food that can enrich both your diet and your yard. Landscape Designer Natasha Elliott will help you re-imagine the meaning of edible landscape to include Elderberry, White sage, Wild strawberry, California bay, and more. Natasha will discuss care requirements, design elements, and culinary uses of these special plants.


Image of Natasha Elliott, Landscape Designer, by Donald Hedden ©Natasha Elliott is a Landscape Designer who explores themes of the human relationship with the outdoor world, particularly the ways in which humans have worked with nature to create a built-world in the forms of farms and gardens. After receiving a BFA in Sculpture from Cal State Long Beach, she studied permaculture and horticulture. Today, Natasha designs landscapes through her firm Sweet Smiling Landscapes, which aims to creates outdoor spaces that are as artful as they are ecologically sound. She is an EPA-certified Water Wise Designer, Certified Permaculture Designer, and Certified Green Gardener. Natasha also teaches landscape drafting at Santa Barbara City College and drought tolerant landscape design for various water districts throughout Southern California.

Horticulture & Gardening
Natural History