Brie The Plant Lady



It has been a BUSY week since The Foodscape Revolution hit the shelves at books stores across the US and Canada!  Thank you everyone for your generous support, encouragement and interest in learning to make the most of the landscape you already cultivate!

The official book debut was held at the Philadelphia Flower Show on Thursday 16 March.

The reviews are starting to pour in and I am so grateful for gardening experts to share their opinions.  Thank you All the Dirt on Gardening for taking the time to read The Foodscape Revolution and share your thoughts!

Spring 2017 Events

Spring has sprung EARLY this year and it is time to get your foodscape planted!  Join the revolution and plan to attend one of these fun events to learn more! Books will be available at all events starting 16 March 2017.

11 March 2017 Growing Great Gardens Symposium Taylor, Michigan

16 March 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show 5pm   *The Foodscape Revolution book launch!!

18 March 2017 NH Master Gardens Welcome Spring Symposium

20 March 2017 Charlotte Garden Club

25 March 2017 Cumberland County NC Master gardeners Spring Symposium

27 March 2017 Granville County NC Master Gardeners

28 March 2017 Fuquay Varina Garden Club SEED SOWING CLASS!  * registration required

1 April 2017 Raulston Blooms

8 April 2017 Robeson County Master Gardeners

12 April 2017 New Hanover Garden Club

20 April 2017 Gaston County Master Gardeners

22 April 2017 Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium

29 April 2017 Colonial Williamsburg Garden Symposium

5 May 2017 GWA Region IV meeting

6 May 2017 *Open Garden!

9 May 2017 Peckerwood Garden

11 May 2017 SFA Garden Lecture Series

13 May 2017 Crystal Bridges Art Museum Discover the Grounds Program

19 May 2017 2017 Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival

Crazy Grain Lady

I am the #CrazyGrainLady   I am an obsessed horticulture professional who loves to grow food; all food, even carbs!  Follow me and the #SuburbanGrainExperiment on Instagram: BrieThePlantLady

The 2016 #AncientGrainTrial is planted and growing.  This year I am testing 12 different varieties in my 1 acre suburban #Foodscape.  Landscape appeal, durability, cold and wet tolerance, ease of harvest and thresh and quality of flour are all important characteristics to judge.

#EdibleMeadow is a landscape design practice that increases bio-diversity and utilizes organic maintenance strategies while elevating awareness and appreciation of how staple crops such as Corn, Rice, Sorghum, Soy and Wheat are grown.

The #AncientGrainTrial includes the following varieties from 4 different sources:

SEEDMAN:  German Spelt, Black Tip Wheat, Ornamental Oat

BACKYARD SEED SAVERS:  Black Winter Emmer, Ghirka Wheat, Huron Wheat, Hungarian

White, Spring Wheat awned bulk

BAKER CREEK HEIRLOOM SEED:  Emmer Wheat, White Sonora Wheat, False Flax

SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE:  Red Turkey Hard Winter Wheat


An early winner, Black Winter Emmer Wheat looks the best following a cold snap and ice storm in Mid January.  14F is predicted for this weekend, we shall see if it remains evergreen!