Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Are you planting vegetables this year?

If so, are you replacing most or all of your lawn with food plants? How about taking over several lawns in the neighborhood, and farming all of them? It seems to be something of a trend, according to Green Acres II: When Neighbors Become Farmers by Kelly K. Spors, Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2008. There's a video that goes along with the article.

This isn't just a hobby. Some of these suburban farmers are earning extra cash this way.

A few blocks from where I live, a family that owns a restaurant tore out part of their lawn and put it into garden a few years ago, and have grown crops there ever since. Who knew they were leading a trend?

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