About Nan

Author, Journalist, Lecturer,

Gardener…Nan K. Chase

Eat Your Yard! proves that you can have your beautiful landscape and eat it too! Sure, vegetables are nice, but you don’t have to rip up your front lawn and plant scraggly squash in order to have a food-producing garden. Eat Your Yard! proposes a new way to use the garden more efficiently than ever.

Fruit trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and flowers provide beautiful blossoms, foliage, and structure, while also offering fruits, nuts, herbs, seeds and tuberous roots that you can eat fresh or preserve for year-round enjoyment.

Author Nan K. Chase gives firsthand information and advice for growing 30 plants that offer the best landscape features and culinary uses. Recipes ranging from savory cherry sauce to pickled grape leaves to mint wine to grilled yucca demonstrate the infinite culinary possibilities your yard can offer.

Nan K. Chase writes about architecture and landscape design from her home in western North Carolina. She is the co-author of Bark House Style and author of Asheville: A History, and maintains an active lecture and demonstration schedule for garden and landscape organizations, writers groups, and cooking schools. See http://greatgardenspeakers.com/

Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Smithsonian, Fine Gardening, Architectural Record and Southern Living. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is a contributing writer to WNC Magazine.


    Nan K. Chase is a journalist and author based in Asheville, North Carolina, writing for magazines and newspapers. She has three books to her credit, most recently the edible landscaping guide Eat Your Yard!I know we're close to an indie bookstore