Growing Food

Growing food sounds easy enough, and there are MANY ways to grow food - minimalist to extraordinary. There are also obstacles - unpredictable weather, soil health, water availability, etc. 

Growing your own food is one of the best ways to supply yourself with fresh and healthy food. It is also a great way to support your neighbors and/or community. 

One huge component of Food is Free is Front Yard Gardens, but there are several other ways to contribute to your community.

share seeds - create a community growing space - encourage the planting of fruit trees. 

There are so many ways to create accessible food!

Front Yard Gardens

Seed Sharing

Community Gardens

Food Forests

The Food is Free Project is an open-source community building and gardening project lining blocks with front yard community gardens built from salvaged materials. Plant a front yard garden and share the harvest with your neighbors. It's a simple idea, and maybe a little unique but 19 of the 30 homes on our block host a garden, and now our neighborhood not only shares veggies and smiles but even tools and a compost pile. Start a Food is Free Project in your town and start inspiring and engaging your community. It starts with your first garden.

Onward and upward!