Doctors Office Transforms 4,000 Sq.Ft Lawn into Edible Landscape

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From a campus lawn that was transformed into a no-dig garden to a Michigan woman threatened with 93 days in jail for planting a veggie garden instead of a lawn, the idea that we could do better with our precious resources than raise acres of monoculture grasses is hardly new here on TreeHugger. In fact, one guerrilla gardener has even claimed we grow as much grass as wheat, and ending our lawn fetish could significantly reduce food scarcity.

So there is reason to be excited about the latest video from Growing Your Greens which details Petaluma Health Center's efforts to transform their standard, anonymous lawn in a pretty standard business district into a thriving educational, edible garden. By encouraging patients to learn where their food comes from, to grow their own, and to get acquainted with fresh produce, these doctors are making big steps toward actual health care (as opposed to just treating diseases).

More of this kind of thing please.

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