The Transformation of Michael Pollan's Front Yard

The Transformation of Michael Pollan's Front Yard

When we imagine Michael Pollan's home and yard, we picture perfect raised beds, glistening red tomatoes, and (perhaps?) a clucking chicken or two? In short, we imagine perfection; however, three years ago, when Pollan bought his current Berkeley home, the front yard was anything but.

Pollan and his wife, Judith Belzer, wanted a relaxed, beautiful, highly-functional (read: edible), and totally eco-friendly front yard, where they could entertain guests and hang out with their family. It was a pretty tall order, so they hired landscape architect Bernando Lopez.

An article in the San Francisco Chronicle
explains, in detail, what Lopez did to completely transform Pollan's yard from a strangely-shaped, sort of useless space into a beautiful, sustainable garden.

See many more pictures and get all of Lopez's secrets here.

Via San Francisco Chronicle

Image: Mike Kepka / The Chronicle

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