Who doesn’t love fresh berries? Berries are easy to grow in Western North Carolina, and they're highly nutritious and delicious. There are berries for every yard—all shapes, sizes, soil types, and even in containers. Whether you're putting in a whole berry patch, tucking a few plants into your landscape, or even a pot or hanging basket on your porch, identify the best planting locations, select the right types and varieties, and plant for a long, productive yield.
Growing Berries in Your Yard
Debbie Lienhart is the co-owner of Useful Plants Nursery, a small, permaculture-based nursery specializing in useful, phytonutritional, food and medicine plants well-adapted to the Southern Appalachian mountains and surrounding bioregions. Plants are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides at the nursery, located at Earthaven Ecovillage. Lienhart believes that growing your own food and medicine plants is a vitally important strategy and practice for regaining control over our collective and personal lives, our health, and our individual and bioregional economic well-being.
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