Here is a great idea for nieghborhoods. I have always wonder why we waste so much water on landscapes that do not produce food. Finally a plan from Food Is Free Project.
All Summed Up In The projects mission statement:
The Food is Free Project grows community and food, while helping gain
independence from a broken agricultural system. The Food is Free
Project is a community building and gardening movement that launched in
January of 2012. We teach people how to connect with their neighbors and
line their street with front yard community gardens which provide free
harvests to anyone.
The gardens are built and offered for free using salvaged resources
that would otherwise be headed to the landfill. By using
drought-tolerant, wicking bed gardens, these low maintenance gardens
only need to be watered every 2-4 weeks. This simple tool introduces
people to a very easy method of growing organic food with very little
work. A wide variety of vegetables along the block promote neighbors to
interact and connect, strengthening our communities while empowering
them to grow their own food.
Time to take back our food and meet our neighbors. Invite your friends to join the mission. Transform your own neighborhood and become a garden host.
The Food is Free Project started with one front yard garden. Less
than 3 months later, the majority of neighbors on our pilot block host
front yard community gardens. We are documenting the process as we
continue to expand, sharing our mistakes and successes, making the
information open-source and available to anyone around the globe.
More and more people are recognizing the importance of local food and
supporting our communities at home. Food is Free provides a platform
for community interaction that opens doors to further collaboration and
connection. Imagine driving down your street, where the majority of
homes host a front yard community garden, neighbors come together for
potlucks, establish tool-sharing and community composting programs while
creating safer, more beautiful neighborhoods.
The Food is Free project not only transforms neighborhood blocks, but
has installed gardens at Elementary schools, community arts spaces,
Farmers Markets, churches and small businesses.
We are creating models for how to grow food in unused public spaces
that provide opportunities for people to experience fresh, healthy,
organic food, and the power of community when we come together for a
cause that’s greater than ourselves.
Food Is Free Project