US (CO): How an urban farm is turning lawns into lettuce

Two summers ago, Maddy Torraca Jones and Grace Burnham were harvesting radishes at Cure Organic Farm in Boulder, Colorado when they decided they wanted to turn lawns into small vegetable farms. Initially it wasn’t part of any grand scheme—the two were discussing what they planned to do after the farming season.

“I asked Maddy if she wanted to move into my house and turn the lawn into a vegetable garden with me,” says Burnham, “and she said yes.”

Both women say they are driven by a desire to feed and build their community by creating a more self-reliant and sustainable food system.

Read more at Stone Pier Press (Katie Ketchum)


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