Couple Build A Raised Garden On Their Front Lawn To Grow Food For Themselves & Their Neighbors… – Eco Snippets

Couple Build A Raised Garden On Their Front Lawn To Grow Food For Themselves & Their Neighbors…

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Couple Build A Raised Garden On Their Front Lawn To Grow Food For Themselves & Their Neighbors...

It turns out the best spot for this couples garden was on their front parking strip, so they built a raised garden bed on their front lawn to grow food for themselves & their neighbors. Here’s a short photo journey of their project…

The sunniest spot in our yard is actually the front parking strip in front of our house. We wanted to do something a little more visually interesting than square garden beds, so we planned it out with some string and lawn pins…

Couple Build A Raised Garden On Their Front Lawn To Grow Food For Themselves & Their Neighbors...

We dug up all the grass, since we were too impatient to sod it over properly. Also the triangle in the front is dug down 6″ so that we could have a full 12″ of good dirt without having to build it up…

Couple Build A Raised Garden On Their Front Lawn To Grow Food For Themselves & Their Neighbors...

Brother-in-law constructed the base X of cedar from our garage. The main pieces are actually 10′ long and notched so that they cross in the middle. We also cut and planned out the second layer and side sitting rail, but did not attach them yet…

Couple Build A Raised Garden On Their Front Lawn To Grow Food For Themselves & Their Neighbors...

We moved the awkwardly large piece around the house from the garage to the front strip. Got help from neighbors…

Couple Build A Raised Garden On Their Front Lawn To Grow Food For Themselves & Their Neighbors...

We dug out additional holes for the 4×4 posts to be sunken into the ground for added stability. Our measurements were inexact, so we had to dig out extra-large holes for the posts to make them fit well…

Couple Build A Raised Garden On Their Front Lawn To Grow Food For Themselves & Their Neighbors...

Not sure we needed this step at all since we dug up most of the grass, but we had acquired very thin cardboard, so we put it down and wet it thoroughly before starting to fill with dirt…

Couple Build A Raised Garden On Their Front Lawn To Grow Food For Themselves & Their Neighbors...

Our neighbors were digging up their yard – full of nice fill dirt! – at the same time we were building our bed, so we took about six subarus full of dirt from their house to ours…

Couple Build A Raised Garden On Their Front Lawn To Grow Food For Themselves & Their Neighbors...

Brother-in-law here attaching our sitting rails on the edges of the lowest level. We also finished the filling of the beds with better soil and compost…

Couple Build A Raised Garden On Their Front Lawn To Grow Food For Themselves & Their Neighbors...

For fun, we added a solar post-topper to the center post. Really cool at night, since it acts like a beacon for the garden bed…

Couple Build A Raised Garden On Their Front Lawn To Grow Food For Themselves & Their Neighbors...

Our tomatoes and bean plant, happily started in their new home! It’s late in the summer, so we’ll probably skip right to squashes for planting the rest of the bed…

Couple Build A Raised Garden On Their Front Lawn To Grow Food For Themselves & Their Neighbors...

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Ivan Martinez, uno de estos quiero!

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    Vamo’hacelo..

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smart idea,I love it,I’ll make one too…thanks for the hint…

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If the garden belongs to the couple, it is the couple’s garden. For pity’s sake, learn to properly compose.

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    Oh, look…they’re growing couples.

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Platforms like http://www.spareharvest.com let you share and connect with you community to share your excess produce.

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I really wish you would properly source your material or identify the parties.

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Wayne I like their design

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imagine if we all done that instead of wasting water on a lawn that is no good for anything

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John Morrison ???? ????

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I hope they regularly check with the city works to ensure that a road crew isn’t going to come along and tear it up without notice.

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Great idea. Wouldn’t call it “their” lawn though.

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it’s not on their property at all it’s council land & the council will move it or fine them, silly people, take it into your property

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Not the front lawn. See the gate.

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A very sensible use for a lawn . I hope it catches on .?

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Jeremy, a building project for you?

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Russell Jennings

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Taryn … Great idea for your veggie garden ??????

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I don’t get why people need to build these gardens on their front lawns . Is it the “look at me ” thing ?? Is it to just appear like you care ? Why not the back yard ?

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Vincent Bonnin I need on of these! Not so much bending.

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It’s the footpath not their front lawn .

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yah,…. that will go over well in my city,…. i’ll get a ticket and a fine……

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You do realise that fence defines your front lawn . That garden is on the sidewalk not their front lawn

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Council approved I hope otherwise they will be asked to remove

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Danny Elliott

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With all the stray cats in my neighbourhood, it would become a giant litter box in no time 🙁

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