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outfit that converts your lawn to a garden

 
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I spotted some ads on bulletin boards around town offering to convert a patch of your lawn to organic garden.  It sounds like you don't have to do anything except maybe wander out and eat what grows there.

Is this a service that you pay for?

 
              
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Hi Paul

This site was listed on the abundant yards web site.

http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/

Looks like what you were looking for.

Steve
 
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Cool!  That sounds like them.

Do you have any idea what they charge to perform this service?


 
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This is an idea and a business that is awesome! Folks who are generally sustainable-practices-friendly but have never heard of permaculture tell me, 'I'd do that if someone converts my yard!' I'm wondering how many businesses are doing this, but it just isn't generally well known.

Speaking of converting lawns, I just found a link to a group in California that have created a CSA out of multiple folks' backyards. It sounds like something some people I just met want to start in the Seattle area: http://myfarmsf.com/index.html.

Also, there is an amazing volunteer, non-profit group in the Olympia, WA area converting yards into edible forest gardens: http://www.oly-wa.us/Terra/EFG.php.

Hm, maybe I'll eventually find a way to convert the swamp outside my patio that my condo association calls a "lawn..."

 
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I just found a Seattle company that is doing a similar business model as the "My Farm" folks in San Francisco: http://www.seattlefarm.com/index.html. This just sounds incredibly cool.

Edit 10/01/2016: 7 years later this domain is now for sale. See John Polk's thread about seattlefarm for sale. I still think it's a great business model.
 
                            
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We also run such a company called The Lazy Locavores.  We do installs and provide services that include basic coaching to ongoing mentoring and maintenance.  We are full time Urban Farmers.  WOOHOO!!  You can see some of our work this season http://shibaguyz.com .
 
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