Farmscaping is an ecological approach to designing and managing farm landscapes to achieve a specific purpose. Increasing and managing biodiversity can be done to provide harborage and sustenance to beneficial organisms such as insects, birds and bats, for instance. When asked to share what he knows about “companion planting” and supporting beneficial insects, Pat Battle responded that farmscaping is his preferred approach.
For our second WNC CRAFT farm tour this year we got a peek into a large scale greenhouse operation at Banner Greenhouses in Nebo, NC. Take a look at the operation!