Thursday, July 10, 2008

Edible estate gardens

How about a veggie and flower garden instead of a front lawn? What's wrong with a nice green lawn you may be wondering? As OPSEU introduces its plan to provide a sanctuary for native plants, this is one of the questions being asked.

  • landscaping accounts for 20% - 50% of residential water use in the US
  • the average lawn uses over 300 liters of water a day in the US
  • there's an estimated 30 million acres of lawn in the US
Fritz Haeg and the Edible Estate Gardens project

Here's another video from California about edible gardens as a hedge against genetically modified foods.

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