25 June 2009 |

The Incredible Edible Lawn

Written by Jason

Edible Front Lawn Kathleen sent me this article today from Time.com about a man who has ripped up his lawn and planted a garden in its place.  It is really a good idea and Kathleen has been trying to do the same thing for a long time now (or trying to get me to do it).  We are firm believers in edible landscaping and have edible plants in our 'flowerbeds' and most of our trees bear fruit, but we still have several large patches of green lawn that we have not replaced with edibles....yet.

As you can see from the picture above this gentlemans yard is no ordinary vegie patch.  It's a rather 'artistic' arrangement that manges to produce enough vegetables for the homeowner as well as his neighbors.  He is one of a few homeowners in the US participating in a project called 'Edible Estates'

The gardening 'movement' is seeing growth right now at a rate compareable to the 1940's when the US Agriculture Secretary encouraged Americans to plant 'Victory Gardens'.  According to the National Gardeners Association, 25 Million US households planted fruit or vegetable gardens in 2007. 

You can find much more detail about this home and the Edible Estates project by  following  the links above.  If you would like to submit news to The Yardstead, you can register for a free Yardstead account and post an article yourself or email the article to me: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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