If you're fortunate enough to have a grass strip on the other side of the sidewalk in your neighborhood (assuming you have a sidewalk), consider it excess room for growing veggies. We're not certain, but that's what this looks like is being done in front of this home in an older neighborhood here in town. It's a very well crafted and sturdy raised bed with some chicken-wire over the top.
The idea of turning boring sod over into productive use for food is nothing new. "From The Back Kitchen" posted on rural sprawl a few weeks back. It's a timely topic given the rapid in food prices we're experiencing. A little extra food security, self-sufficiency, and reducing the cost of your monthly food bill are all good things. We'll be watching this little experiment over the summer to see how it progresses.
- Eat your lawn - How to build your own edible estate [Gardenlab]
- Edible Estates [website]