Try gardening with chickens to increase the productivity of your garden, with free manure and weeding services as well as eggs and meat from your flock.
A coop with hinged ramps makes gardening with chickens easy—just change the ramp you use to move the flock from one area of the garden to another.
Illustration by Elayne Sears
Jessi's food garden takes advantage of different growth habits and care requirements to make zones of different types of plants.
Illustration by Mary Ellen Carsley
In "Groundbreaking Food Gardens," Niki Jabbour brings together 73 edible gardening designs from horticulturists, community gardeners, bloggers and print writers, television and radio hosts and other professional gardeners, with plans ranging from beginner container gardens to intensive food production plots.