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Where are the high end homes with a sustainable landscape or food garden in the front yard?

The city ordinances which prevent sustainable landscapes are based on abstract emotional aesthetics. We need to replace that aesthetic with "pretty is productive"  or the Quaker motto of "what is most beautiful is most useful". This aesthetic shift can occur most easily within the movie industry....Who is working on that?
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That’s a good question. Not sure if anyone in the movie industry is working on this, but I’ve seen some movement with homeowners. You should check out The Lexicon of Sustainability, who did a post on front yard farmers. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=466274663404527&set=a.170093103022686.37000.123945077637489&type=1&theater

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Answered almost 2 years ago jay g 131 2 from United States
almost 2 years ago exdir1 said:
 

Thanks for sharing the post from the Lexicon of Sustainability.


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Actually, the newly released film, Eating Alabama, is getting rave reviews at screenings across the country.  According to The Magic City Post in Birmingham, there’s a stand-out image in the film of Andrew B. Grace (the director and narrator), and his wife, Rashmi, “converting their front yard into a garden.”

Answered almost 2 years ago exdir1 143 from United States
almost 2 years ago exdir1 said:
 

The Lexicon of Sustainability now has the first 3 short films in their web series on PBS.org. The film “Local” features a segment on Gary Jackemuk and Craig Ruggless who not only have a small citrus, avocado, and pomegranate orchard in their suburban front yard in Winnetka, California (Los Angeles) , they converted their backyard into a working vegetable and poultry urban micro-farm (Winnetka Farms) and another segment on Novella Carpenter (author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer) who converted a vacant lot in downtown Oakland, California into a full-fledged farm.

Why not contact the Lexicon of Sustainability to find out about their future production schedule and propose a short film for their series dedicated entirely to front yard farming?

Looks like the hyperlinks disappeared from the post, so here are the relevant links:

The Lexicon of Sustainability: http://www.pbs.org/food/shows/the-lexicon-of-sustainability/

PBS.org: http://video.pbs.org/program/lexicon-sustainability/

“Local”: http://www.pbs.org/food/features/the-lexicon-of-sustainability-local/

Winnetka Farms: http://www.foragela.com/?view=growers&id=1084

Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer: http://farmcity.wordpress.com/


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