Matthew Schacht Posted over 1 year ago Where could I start implementing this edible landscape idea in my town? Rather than take away business from local farmers, I'd like to think that planting edible gardens would mean that more people learn the value of fresh food, change their eating habits, and support their local farms. As for crop ideas, here's a list of vegetables that grow well in hot, dry climates: http://www.ehow.com/list_6457031_vegetables-well-dry-hot-temperatures.html. Also, I can personally attest that leafy greens do well in dry climates. My region is suffering a drought, and yet my garden is bursting with Kale.