Are you tired of the maintenance of a lawn? Do you want to learn how to grow food? The Lawns to Lettuce program may be for you!
Did you know that lawn irrigation accounts for almost half of homeowner water usage in the U.S. and studies show that homeowners use up to ten times more chemical pesticides per acre on their lawns than farmers use on crops!
The goal of Lawns to Lettuce is to encourage landowners to convert a portion of their lawn to grow edibles in a way that builds healthy soil, protects pollinators, minimizes pesticide use, reduces runoff and conserves water.
- Join us at one of our upcoming Lawns to Lettuce workshops.
- Send us photos of your projects! If you’ve replaced a portion (or all) of your lawn with edibles, your example can help encourage others. Email email@example.com or call 425-377-7024.
Program News & Highlights
We were blown away by the number of submissions and the sheer enthusiasm for our first Lawns to Lettuce Un-Contest! Thanks so much to Garden Nursery - Arlington Co-op Supply In and to all our participants.
A sunny and warm day on Camano Island greeted participants of the inaugural Lawns to Lettuce workshop.
To kick off the program, we want to hear from you-- and you can earn prizes for sharing!
The Snohomish Conservation District recently launched their new ‘Lawns to Lettuce’ program and will be kicking it off with a workshop at The Open Gate Farm on Camano Island on July 18.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
at Stanwood High School
At the Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool, you can attend classes on a multitude of topics, network with others, enjoy a prime rib lunch and visit with local agricultural businesses.
THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR YARD
The dirt on soil, compost, and mulch
FEBRUARY 4, 10AM-12PM
Healthy soil is the foundation of a successful landscape! Join a King County soil scientist for a hands-on demonstration to learn what soil is made of and how to make it work better for your landscape. All participants will receive *free* compost samples and discount coupons for the Snohomish Conservation District plant sale!