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.
- 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 ccoronado(at)snohomishcd.org or call 425-377-7009.
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.
Program News & Highlights
Maybe you read last week’s editorial about lawns stifling creativity and you’ve started to second guess the big rectangle of grass in your front yard, but you’re hesitant to get rid of your lawn altogether. After all, you’ve got kids, or pets, or both, and it’s a great space to play!
I’ve got good news for you: you can keep your lawn and be creative with it at the same time.
Your land is a powerful medium for creative potential and beauty. Why are you doing the bare minimum with it?