I just got a link to this in my email and thought some of you might enjoy it. Gardens are a wonderful way to get healthier and more in touch with the Earth, not to mention saving a lot on groceries and eating better!
Food Not Lawns: Reasons to grow food in your backyard
The Food not Lawns Movement
A lush green carpet trimmed to perfection, the lawn is the space filler between stoop and sidewalk for most homeowners.
The term ‘Food not Lawns’ – a play off of the Food not Bombs initiative – was first officially used in Eugene, OR by food activists who were inspired to increase access to sustainable, healthy food. Food Not Lawns International now has chapters in many towns. But even before the term was coined, gardeners were already participating in this urban agriculture movement to tear up turf grass and replace it with vegetable gardens, berry bushes, fruit trees, chicken coops, herb patches, or any other food production scheme!
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