Gardening in Raised Beds (ENH1211/EP472)

Figure 2.  Raised beds can be elaborate and esthetically pleasing.Gardening in raised beds is becoming more popular as more people try growing their own food. Using raised beds is like growing plants in large containers. The planting area is raised above the existing soil level and usually enclosed within a structure to form a planting bed. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Terry Brite DelValle, and published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, May 2013.

FCS3281/FY1050 Energy Efficient Homes: Landscaping

FCS-3281, a 9-page fact sheet by Terry B. DelValle, Joan Bradshaw, Barbra Larson, and Kathleen C. Ruppert, describes the important role landscaping plays in modifying the home environment, how to plan, cultivate, and maintain landscapes that are energy efficient, provide wind protection, and contribute active or passive cooling, Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, June 2008.