Nice NYT Article on Joan Dye Gussow

Out of the Loss of a Garden, Another Life Lesson

Five months after a storm sent the Hudson surging over the garden of Joan Dye Gussow, the plot reflects changes she had long wanted to make.

EXCERPT: More than 35 years before Fritz Haeg started his Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn project in 2005 — his effort to turn the country’s lawns into vegetable patches — Ms. Gussow and her husband, Alan, an artist, were already in that mode. They laid down trash, kitchen waste and weeds, covered with newspapers and salt hay (killing the grass and making compost at the same time) on the front lawn of their Victorian in Congers, N.Y. Their goal: to grow food for themselves and their two young sons, Adam and Seth.

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