Given 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:
- Local Food : how to make it happen in your community
- Growing a garden city – community gardening in Missoula, Montana
- A green granny’s garden : a year of the good life in Grey Lynn – Aucklander Fionna Hill documents her experiences as a beginner urban gardener in a communal environment.