Are you tired of lawn maintenance? Do you want to learn how to grow food? Put away your mower. The Lawns to Lettuce program may be for you! The Lawns to Lettuce program encourages 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.
Welcome to our new Lawns to Lettuce friends from the Volunteers of America's Project Harvest group! Read more about this partnership here.
- 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 425-377-7009.
- Help us build our Lawns to Lettuce Facebook community of people interested in growing their own food and sharing their extra produce with those in need through Project Harvest.
- Pledge to Plant A Row! We will help connect you with local food banks to give away your extra fresh produce.
Here are some Lawns to Lettuce inspiration-inducing gardens. People around Snohomish County and Camano Island have transformed their yards to create beautiful, food-producing landscapes. Click below to view video (1:20).
Lawns to Lettuce Success Story: Terry Myer
Stats: Terry grew and donated 2,055 lbs of produce in the first year after converting part of her lawn to edible garden beds.
"After attending SCD's Lawns to Lettuce workshop I was HOOKED! It was so easy to grow food instead of grass. The experts at SCD had answers for every question and solutions to my excuses." -Terry Myer | Marysville WA resident
And now, Terry is getting positive feedback from her class attendees.
Regarding the Lawns to Lettuce Fall & Winter Gardening Prep class, "I was totally impressed with this class. The presentation was easy to understand, yet supplied a ton of information and resources. She [Terry] made beginning gardening less overwhelming and so much easier to understand. I'm so excited to begin my own gardening even though I have a very small area to use. I currently use the food bank, so this will make things much easier on me as well and fresher vegetables. Thanks so much for having these classes available to the community. Such a great resource. Love love love the idea." - Karen Groff Hendricks.
Keep up with Terry's gardening, be encouraged, and find out when she's teaching Lawns to Lettuce classes by liking her Down to Earth Facebook page. And, check out this video from the successful Eagle Ridge Community Garden in Lake Stevens. It's thrilling to watch it grow.