Edible landscape design:
A pic of our 'formally informal English garden.'
It's only half finished, but...last summer we ate fresh veggies all summer and filled two freezers...
It's taken two years to reach this point, and it's all been accomplished on a *very* tight budget. All of the work has been done with hand tools.
To finish it up, we need some more mulch, build the boxes around the raised beds and then buy a few more permanent plants, such as Paw-paws, persimmons, blackberies, raspberries, elderberries, blueberries, goji berries, and what have you. All part of the original plan and planting diagram.
In short, if you're living in town or a city suburb, you can have fresh fruits and veggies and make it look good, too. ...and it doesn't take a lot of money to make it look good.