|No grass here - urban garden allotments in Geneva, Switzerland|
Wide expanses of grass for purely aesthetic reasons are thankfully going extinct among those who have realized you can't eat grass. Unless you are a Canada goose.
Goodbye to manicured lawns, hello to the productive and eco-sensitive cultivation of the land. Around the world urban agriculture is on the increase as lawn-covered, mono cropped, death zones are replaced with diverse life-giving fruit and vegetable plots.
In Switzerland there are almost one million allotments representing 50,000 hectares, the equivalent to 3,000 medium sized farms.
72% of Russians cultivate a bit of soil for sustenance, as do about 80,000 urban farmers in the city of Berlin.
We are getting off the grass and replacing lawns with food. Local, fresh food.