Food security and sustainable farming practices are at the heart of farmXchange’s mission. And the best solution we see to today’s horrific problems — pesticides, GMOs, hunger — is the cultivation of the next generation of organic farmers. Chances are (…only 2% of us are currently farmers!), we mean YOU!!
We recently dugout and planted a new soil garden to what was – just weeks ago – lush, useless grass in our backyard. Below is a quick and dirty guide on how to replace a patch of your own lawn with an edible garden oasis!
Join the Movement. Grow Food, Replace Lawns
- Use a garden pick to swiftly kill and remove lawn from its roots up (6 inches – 2 feet deep).
- Apply landscape edging to artfully shape garden bed.
- Fill in the hole with a even mixture of the existing dirt, good top soil, compost, and worm castings.
- Plant your organic, GMO-free SEEDS. Our favorite heirloom varieties are sold by Bakers Creek and Seed Savers Exchange
- Secure expanding bamboo trellis using metal stakes, especially if you’re planting climbing plants like cucumbers and beans
…then just add water and some love!