Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn

The author, architect and artist, Fritz Haeg, tells us how to turn the front lawn into a beautiful, edible garden. If you are curious about turning your patch of land into a useful territory, Haeg's book is very helpful. He is joined by architect Diana Balmori, garden and food writer Rosalind Creasy, author Michael Pollan, and artist and writer Lesley Stern. Together this team also places the book into the context of the larger issues of environment, global food production and the imperative to generate a renewed sense of community in our urban and suburban communities.

Great design, photographs, garden descriptions and terrific stories from around the country by people who eat the yard. We recommend it. AND, if you are really intrigued with the curious sociology and history of the lawn and those besotted by grass, we further recommend the The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession, by Virginia Scott Jenkins. A great read!

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