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Continued: California artist looking for Twin Cities suburban lawn to transform into edible landscape

  • Article by: KIM PALMER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 12, 2013 - 4:56 PM

If you’re still interested, send e-mail to Haeg at: by April 30. Your e-mail should include pictures of your street, front lawn, home and family; a brief statement about why you are interested, and your complete address, contact information and full name.

Haeg will visit the most promising sites, pick one, then remove the lawn and plant the edible landscape in May. The garden’s design and the planting list will be developed in collaboration with the owners.

If your yard is selected to become Edible Estate No. 16, you’ll be rewarded with more than homegrown food. You and your garden also will be featured in an exhibition, opening Aug. 8 at the Walker Art Center, which commissioned Haeg to bring his project to the Twin Cities. The garden also will get a chapter in an expanded third edition of Haeg’s book, “Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn,” which will be published next year.

All that affirmation might come in handy if you need to win over any neighbors.


Kim Palmer • 612-673-4784


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