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Common Ground's Edible Landscaping Tour features 10 gardens

A few years ago, when rebuilding her inherited Palo Alto home from the ground up, Kerry van den Haak decided that a vegetable garden should supplant the front lawn.

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Posted by Carolyn
a resident of Stanford
on Jul 17, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Congratulations Kerry! I've been inspired by your beautiful garden from the moment I first set eyes upon it. I heartily encourage anyone with a even a bit of yard to register and attend this wonderful garden tour.


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Posted by Hahaha
a resident of Meadow Park
on Jul 17, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Tell this story to the PA Utilities Dept. They are telling people not to plant vegetable gardens this year!


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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 18, 2014 at 2:40 pm

>> van den Haak decided that a vegetable garden should supplant the front lawn.



"supplant " .... LOL, good one!

This is an important and interesting story, but, whatever her water usage is - seriously, what is the impact of the drought on this?


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Posted by Hahaha
a resident of Meadow Park
on Jul 18, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Yup, the lawns require less water than a vegetable garden, and will revive with resumed watering if left unwatered for a long period. Found this out during the Seven-Year-Drought.

If you don't keep a vegetable garden watered, it dies, plain and simple. That is why the PA Utilities Dept. has forbidden them this year. For whatever reason, and word is that violators will be fined


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