Green Around the Corner: An Edible Front Yard

Green Around the Corner: An Edible Front Yard

Jonathan B.
Jul 31, 2008

It's looking like our garden is not going to happen this year, though we have grand plans for a no-dig plot next year, and we are expecting a bumper crop of apples from the tree. But we're living vicariously through a neighbor's garden. Check out this zucchini plant—at least we think that's zucchini!

Those look like beans on the trellis by the front door. There may be a few more edible plants mixed in, but we can't even pretend to know about gardening.

However, we do like how the mix of edible and decorative plants works together to balance the usual expectation of what a front yard should be with a more sustainable idea. It's like a softer, gentler approach to Fritz Haeg's Edible Estates manifesto. We're wondering if this idea might be more appealing to people who are not quite ready to get rid of everything decorative in favor of raising crops.

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