We have been noticing that a few of our fellow bloggers are writing about Fritz Haig and his Edible Estates project (like here) (and here). The project will attempt to replace the front lawns of 9 homes with food-producing vegetable gardens. If all goes well, it will result in a permanent living installation.
The thought here is to re-think the front lawn aesthetic, which uses unbearable amounts of water. Plus, the lawnmower's two-stroke engine emits some of the worst carbon dioxide possible (please don't tell them about our Vespa, which basically uses the exact same engine)
The next Edible Estates series will be here in Los Angeles (spring 2006) and Haig is looking for people interested in becoming a part of this cool project by tearing up their entire lawn and replacing it with the "front lawn of the future": a vegetable garden.