As part of my ongoing quest to replace the Great American Lawn with garden, I’ve teamed up with an amazing coalition of gardeners to create Lawn Reform, a new website that advocates for:
- Regionally Appropriate Lawn Species
- Eco-Friendly Care for all Lawns
- Design Ideas to Reduce or Replace Lawns
The Coalition is the brain child of Susan Harris of Sustainable Gardening Blog and Gardenrant, and includes fellow bloggers Shirley Bovshow of Eden Makers Blog, Tom Christopher, blogging at Green Perspectives on the New York Botanical Garden website, Billy Goodnick, whose Cool Green Gardens blog can be found at Fine Gardening Magazine online and Ginny Stibolt, blogging for the Jacksonville Times-Union . All nine team members are listed here.
To participate in the Lawn Reform Blog Contest, simply write a post on your blog that answers the question:
"I used to have a lawn, but now I have…”
- You can answer in words, pictures or both. It doesn’t need to be the whole lawn; liberating a small piece will do. If you’ve written about a lawn replacement project in the past, links to a previous post are also welcome.
- For those of you who dream of a future with less lawn and more garden, with ideas still in the planning stages, feel free to rewrite the question as “I still have a lawn, but one day I’ll have a…”
- Not a blogger? Leave a comment instead.
- Once your post is up, sign up using the Mr. Linky widget below. On September 30, I’ll post the randomly drawn winners and share highlights from your blog posts. And don’t forget to visit the Lawn Reform website and download a badge for your blog!
To get us started, Laura from InterLeafings has already answered the question on her own blog post, I used to have a lawn, but now I have a sanctuary. That’s a picture of her lovely backyard retreat at the top of this post.
Just added: Very cool YouTube Video with photos and info on The American Meadow Garden.