We had a huge fence at our elementary school covered in vines. Fresh, tender leaves to me are the first ingredient to my favorite food, Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves.
The vines also produce berries from August until frost which attract a variety of birds and other animals that eat the fruits and disperse seeds.
How to garden for birds http://goo.gl/ypyRV
Hummingbird Flowers http://goo.gl/XSy5V
Monarda: Fireworks Flowers http://goo.gl/vFxDc
Michigan Lily http://goo.gl/bSlff
Wild plants that combine unique shape and practical uses. http://goo.gl/XEyWf