Edible Landscaping & Organic Lawns
The Deep Roots Project is a movement to convert conventional lawns into bountiful edible and native plant gardens and toxin free lawns and landscapes in the Oak Park/River Forest area and beyond.
Win an Inspiration Edible Garden worth $1000
Our purpose is to inspire the community to grow nutrient-rich healthy food, remove toxins from their yards and donate part of their harvest to the hungry. Each Inspiration front yard garden includes a fully installed 4 x 8 ft raised bed for edibles complete with soil, seedlings and the support to be successful. Applications will be accepted from May 15 to November 1, 2018. Funding for 10 free edible gardens in Oak Park and River Forest was received from Entrepreneur Leaders in Philanthropy Fund, a giving group of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation.
“If I told you that one activity could make you healthier, improve the quality of your food, conserve fossil fuels, strengthen your community, increase biodiversity, help children understand that food does grow on trees, and restore your sense of connection with the natural world, would you be interested? I have two words: EDIBLE LANDSCAPING.” - Rosemary Creasy