Tangentially relevant to the Flower Show, flush with useful information, sustainable to the hilt and really just a damned good idea, the Edible Estates project “proposes the replacement of the domestic front lawn with a highly productive edible landscape.” How very interesting.
Certainly as Philadelphians, neither you nor I have a lawn to consider… But then again, that really shouldn’t matter, now should it?
From Metropolis Magazine:
“The Edible Estates project was initiated by architect and artist Fritz Haeg on Independence Day 2005, with the planting of the first regional prototype garden in the geographic center of the United States: Salina, Kansas. Since then three more prototype gardens have been created, in Lakewood, California; Maplewood, New Jersey and London, England. Edible Estates regional prototype gardens will ultimately be established in nine cities across the United States. Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn documents the first four gardens with personal accounts written by the owners, garden plans and photographs illustrating the creation of the gardens—from ripping up the grass to harvesting a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs.