Lawns to Gardens
In Summer 2018 CARP is piloting a Lawns to Gardens program in order to encourage community members to convert their lawn spaces to garden spaces.
What are some of the reasons to use our yards as gardens instead of lawns?
Gardens provide space to grow fresh produce, increasing access to nutritious foods
Gardens provide habitat for wildlife such as pollinating insects and birds
Gardens provide a great hands-on learning experience for the family
Replacing lawns reduces or eliminates the need to mow (reducing the use of gas in the process)
Gardening is an outdoor hobby which can reduce stress and anxiety
Gardening creates an opportunity to explore and appreciate the natural world
Gardening increases the biodiversity in our communities
We are working with community volunteers who have formed our Lawns to Gardens team. These people will act as mentors and resources to help get new households growing.
Interested in learning more about the Lawns to Gardens movement? Check out
I want to start gardening at home, how do I participate?