Tired of a turf lawn? Maybe just tired of all the water it takes to keep the thing green? Then maybe it's time to try Edible Estates, an experimental project by Fritz Haeg, a Los Angeles architect, The project pushes the idea that lawns, which are, in many parts of the world, unnatural groundcover, should be replaced with native plants and edible crops.
Edible Estates have been built in Maplewood, New Jersey, Salina, Kansas, Lakewood, California, and London, England, among other places, and have been funded by donations, museums, and grants. The next Edible Estate will be built in Austin, Texas, over the weekend of March 14th - 16th, 2008.
To see a gorgeous gallery of edible estate photos, and to find out how to apply for your own Edible Estate, just
To find out how to get into the running for the Austin Edible Estate, check out this posting.