Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Food for Thought

Sometimes when I drive down Walnut Grove, or any other well-manicured street, I think about what that street would look like if everyone had a garden instead of a lawn.

From Food not Lawns...
Today, 58 million Americans spend approximately $30 billion every year to maintain over 23 million acres of lawn. That’s an average of over a third of an acre and $517 each. The same size plot of land could still have a small lawn for recreation, plus produce all of the vegetables needed to feed a family of six. The lawns in the United States consume around 270 billion gallons of water a week—enough to water 81 million acres of organic vegetables, all summer long.

Photo by Jez Page

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