GROWING FOOD IN YOUR FRONT YARD?

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Attention Readers!

A writer for an online magazine article is interested in contacting individuals (besides our family) who have been inspired by PTF to converted their front yards into vegetable gardens/edible landscapes and who would be willing to talk about the front yard garden projects.

If you would like to share your story/experience email us at dervaes(at)pathtofreedom(dot)com with details about your growing project/blog efforts, etc.

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  1. Mia says:

    What a great idea! I’m not far enough along to share yet. I love the pictures of your landscaping. I can’t wait until all the new pictures are up!

  2. RedStateGreen says:

    Well, I planted two apple trees in the fall, as well as some edible ground covers. It’s a start. My next project is making a border near the front porch and walkway for herbs.

    Let’s say in about five years or so pictures might be worth showing. 🙂

  3. Anais says:

    Greetings Fellow Victory Gardeners!

    We started our front yard edible landscaping on this property over 18 years ago (moved here 22 years) so don’t ever let our photos discourage you. Instead, realize this can be the end result!

    Everyone can share in your experience. That’s how we each learn… from other and through trial and error… trial and error and trial and error. Growing edibles is a growing experience. One grows along with the garden.

    Reclaiming lawns one edible plant at a time ….

    Happy growing!

    Anais

  4. jackie says:

    I started growing tomatoes and beans in one raised bed in my front yard (Hemet, CA) two years ago. My husband thought (thinks) I was (am) crazy. But our backyard is all swimming pool and cement…..I had to have a vegetable garden SOMEWHERE! This morning, I just finished planting another raised bed. We now have the equivalent of six 4 ft. by 4 ft. raised beds in our front yard, as well as one each of previously existing apricot, peach, and lemon trees. The sideyard strip is now planted with orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. The kids’ wooden playstructure is covered with grapes. I feel like I’ve hardly scratched the surface, though–PTF is the best role model and I won’t be happy til our yard looks like yours.

    We have four kids at home, and husband and I both work full time. It hasn’t been easy, but it has been FUN and is now starting to pay off in terms of feeding the family.

    I told my husband that when I’ve exhausted all of our yard space–we have a 2400 square foot single story house on a very small lot–I’m going to start planting the roof. He thinks I’m kidding.

    We also have solar electric power and a sun oven, which I’m trying to get better about using. But the best part is the garden! Thanks for an inspiring site!

  5. Lisa Reina says:

    I have grown veggies in our back for years. It is a family tradition. After much begging, my husband has allowed me to level our enitre front yard. I have selected my raised bed planters (100% recycled) and am designing the space now. Any suggetions are more than welcome!
    Lisa

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