Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Frontyard Vegetable Garden

"Hey, why not?", the statue seems to ask, from his accustomed vantage point in front of a fig tree.
Why not let chives turn sunlight, soil and air into flowers to greet the passersby?
Why not plant peonies, strawberries and cabbage, and let the thick mulch do the weeding?
Why not grow food where an ordinary, static lawn might ordinarily be.

This frontyard garden is actually part of a dietary movement led by Dorothy Mullen and written about this past week in a US 1 article. Her website is thesuppersprograms.org. Dorothy is also gardener in residence at Riverside Elementary, where the extensive school gardens have become incorporated into the curriculum.

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