Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Food Not Lawns!

I really need the Food Not Lawns bumpersticker. It's so true. Why do we grow oodles of the monocultured lawngrass instead of the myriad of other things we could grow and eat? Or grow and gaze at their beauty? Or both? The combo is my personal favorite, but now I'm getting off topic.

The term "urban farming" is a phrase banded about with a lot of focus in white, gentrified neighborhoods. But urban farming, at its roots, is about the people doing what they will with their own and public space. Taking back control of their food system, building community, working together, and celebrating the bounty of what our earth can grow.

Check out Karney Hatch's Kickstarter project, a movie-in-the-making:

How much do you love those hard working Peruvian ladies? Of course people wanted to come in: gardens are beautiful! I love hearing stories like this.

If you want to hear more about Karney's project and help him see this movie through, visit his Kickstarter page and give a little money. I like his vision, and I have a feeling, a lot of other people will too.


Redbone210 said...

I don't know if you saw this article but:

Holyoke Home said...

I TOTALLY agree with Karney! I'm growing veggies out our side yard and slowly but surely eliminating our 'grass'. We also belong to a local CSA and pick up local veggies once a week.

Stopping by via Girl with a Hammer!

COALATREE Organics said...

Agreed, Grow Food who cares about maintaining a lawn!

taxi olsztyn said...

Great movie i enjoy it :P