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By December 28, 2012 Sustainable Landscaping 4 Comments

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3 | CREATE ‘FOOD NOT LAWNS’

At Love Apple Farms, we teach folks how to grow their own food. In my gardening classes, I point out that probably the best sunlight to achieve this is smack dab in the middle of their front or back lawn. In fact, I urge them to take it out altogether. They’ll get more use out of it by installing some garden beds and growing vegetables. But people say they need the lawn for their kids or dogs to play; that the lawn is more attractive than their garden would be.

But they should read the emails I get from students who take the leap and have removed their lawns. One of my most heartfelt messages was from a student who told me how surprised she was by an unexpected perk of growing her own vegetables—the community and togetherness that it engendered. All of a sudden, the kids wanted to know what was going on out there. “Look at that pepper! How do we cook these carrots, Mom?” And, “Wouldn’t Uncle Ted love to have some cherry tomatoes?”

It didn’t stop there, either. All of her visiting guests ended up out in the garden, admiring the lettuce and helping pick fresh herbs for dinner. It didn’t take a lawn for her vegetable garden to be the natural gathering place of her home. It stunned her that what she expected to be a solo pursuit brought so many people together.

I believe we have a primal drive to grow our own food. Our very survival over the ages has hinged on whether we can coax something from the soil to sustain us. Many of us have lost the skills that our ancestors acquired to keep us nurtured. It’s no wonder that when we use our precious plots of land to feed ourselves, our families, and our neighbors, that we reconnect in primal ways to those around us. No lawn, no matter how pretty, can achieve that. | Cynthia Sandberg, Love Apple Farms

Here’s the full article: IF WE HAD OUR WAY  25 BRIGHT IDEAS THAT COULD MAKE SANTA CRUZ A BETTER PLACE
http://gtweekly.com/index.php/good-times-cover-stories/4444-bright-ideas-for-2013.html#.UN1hB0l4FXE.facebook

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4 Comments

  • Eric Stanfield says:

    I have read and learned from the two articles “Create Food not Lawns” and the good times article “Bright Ideas for 2013”. Thank you for mentioning them. We are also interested in your offer of a free edible landscape design and hope this comment gets to you in time to qualify us for this offer. We are very excited about transforming our large yard.

    Happy New Year-

    Eric

  • Diane C says:

    Seems like front lawns must be grassed around here but I definitely plan to do something in the back this year. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Nice read here!. The things you find on aol =p, how long did this take to write?

  • Yes indeed it could be a factual announcement it is likely however that the former is more fitting.

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