The Lawn Goodbye

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February 26, 2009
Originally published in Renovate!
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  Artist Fritz Haeg is trying to change the way we look at our lawns and illustrate how we might make better use of them. Michael and Jennifer Foti’s once unproductive front yard gets a makeover.
    Artist Fritz Haeg is trying to change the way we look at our lawns and illustrate how we might make better use of them. Michael and Jennifer Foti’s once unproductive front yard gets a makeover.
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  The Fotis made friends with neighbors by giving away some of the surplus the new garden produced. Lucky locals walked away with natural delicacies such as white beauty eggplants, Brandywine tomatoes, lemon cucumbers, kumquats, apricots, pears, purple sage, rosemary, and thyme.
    The Fotis made friends with neighbors by giving away some of the surplus the new garden produced. Lucky locals walked away with natural delicacies such as white beauty eggplants, Brandywine tomatoes, lemon cucumbers, kumquats, apricots, pears, purple sage, rosemary, and thyme.
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  The various stages of development unfold in the Southern California suburb, illustrating the stark transformation from everyday turf to extraordinary vegetation.
    The various stages of development unfold in the Southern California suburb, illustrating the stark transformation from everyday turf to extraordinary vegetation.
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  The house before the edible garden was installed.
    The house before the edible garden was installed.
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  The first iteration of the Edible Estates project was initiated on July 4, 2005, at the home of Stan and Priti Cox in Salina, Kansas.
    The first iteration of the Edible Estates project was initiated on July 4, 2005, at the home of Stan and Priti Cox in Salina, Kansas.
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