Backyards can be sustainable too! Sustainability in your yard can mean a lot of different things. For me, it is raising some of my own food with my “pocket gardens” on my little deck. A landscape architect friend sold me on the idea of edible gardens and helped me plan for over half of the plants in my tiny courtyard to be edible. It is only my 2nd season, so I still won’t see results on some plants this year, but it is so fun to raise some of my own food.
Here in our hometown of St. Louis, there is a Sustainable Backyard Tour this weekend – Sunday June 22. If you are in the area, check it out at Sustainable Backyard Tour. For our out of town friends, perhaps there is an idea or 2 on their site for your yard!