Tearing up the Front Lawn

We attended an interesting talk yesterday in San Francisco by Fritz Haeg put on by the Garden Conservancy and held at Flora Grubb in San Francisco. His Edible Estates project was an interesting project undertaken at 9 residential  homes across the country to tear out front lawns and plant vegetable gardens in were the landscape was previously dominated by little used front lawns.

Haeg’s ideas were to promote gardening, highlight discussion and debate about how we use residential landscapes, and how lawns are often traditionally used as filler with no real practical usage.

An interesting lecture and an idea that promotes sustainable and local food production. His work on the project in chronicled in his book, Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, well worth a look.