Couple Turn A Worthless Front Lawn Into An Amazing Edible Garden

On the path to becoming more self sufficient, one thing we should always strive for is to make the most of every resource & space that’s available for us to utilize.

Here’s an inspiring story about one couple that turned their worthless front lawn into an amazing edible garden. A garden that not only beautifies the neighborhood, but also produces so much fresh organic produce, they’ve ended up giving away free healthy food to their neighbors….

If you like this story, be sure to share it with your friends and inspire someone you know. Anything becomes possible with just a little inspiration…



They started by making 8 6’x4′ raised beds with 1″x10″x10′ reclaimed redwood barn siding…

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They then filled the beds with free compost that the city gives away…

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Seeds were sown directly into the beds and started sprouting quickly. Many were also started in a small hoop house that was made in the backyard, but almost all the plants were grown from seed…

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An early view from the street…

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Showing the irrigation system…

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Cinder blocks were used to fence the garden and were filled with compost too. They hold the wood chips off the sidewalk and create a honeybee sanctuary with lavender, rosemary, thyme, and basil planted in them…

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The coolest part of this garden – They built a “free veggies” box to help spread the wealth. All sorts of people take what they offer up. People have been seen driving up and getting out of there car just to check what’s in the box. It is amazing how many free zucchinis neighbors will eat….

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A birds eye view of the garden showing just how productive such a small space can be…

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For those that are worried about HOA’s or bringing down the neighbors property value. Here is a side by side of of the property line with the neighbor to the east….

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And the neighbor to the west…

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Some rewards of turning your lawn into an amazing edible garden…

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If you like this story, be sure to share it with your friends and inspire someone you know. Anything becomes possible with just a little inspiration…

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like that ….”worthless front lawn ” lol , oh how times have changed

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