Dig up your lawn!

Cover imageGiven the rising cost of food and petrol, as well as continued concern about food miles and food origins, it seems that the once-subversive idea of not having a lawn is far less controversial than it once was.

There’s a growing number of people who have decided to permanently get rid of their lawn and grow food instead. Here’s two books to get you started:

We’ve got plenty of books to help you on your way to growing your own food. Try a subject search for :

If community gardens are more your thing, check out:

7 thoughts on “Dig up your lawn!

  1. jane 27 July 2011 / 11:38 am

    Love the idea of getting rid of the lawn. Mine has always been of a dubious nature anyway. I have never quite understood the need to fertilize and feed lawns, let alone mow them!

    • mj 28 July 2011 / 12:08 pm

      I know what you mean about trying to maintain a lawn. So perhaps digging it up for non-lawn alternatives is the perfect solution 😉

  2. Simon Nye 27 July 2011 / 5:43 pm

    I love this post!
    I am glad that people are showing this type of interest 🙂 Thanks for the reading list, too.

    • mj 28 July 2011 / 12:09 pm

      Glad to help inspire you to perhaps dig up your lawn, or start a community garden with the reading ideas listed. Enjoy. If you do decide to dig up your lawn, then let us know how it went!

  3. Marion 28 July 2011 / 9:56 am

    When you have kids it is nice to give them grass to play on. I’d describe my house as having grass as distinct from lawn which I see as a more pampered beast.
    But now the kids have left home I must admit my thoughts turn to raised vege beds and pea gravel. Not to mention the end to struggling to get the lawn mower started.

    • mj 28 July 2011 / 12:12 pm

      *lol* lawn vs. grass distinction – so very true. And glad to hear that the kids enjoyed the grass in days gone past, and now you get to enjoy the vegie patch instead.

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