Why waste time and fuel driving to a chain grocery store to purchase globally shipped vegetables when you can walk a couple of blocks and get local fresh, organic vegetables instead? We reconsidered the primacy of the lawn and replaced grass with agriculture, creating a suburban farm that can grow hundreds of pounds of produce which can then be sold to the local community. In the backyard a greenhouse grows kale in the winter and sprouts seeds in the spring. Most of the yard becomes a farm on which large tracts of irrigated soil grow hundreds of plants.
This piece was exhibited as part of Open House, an excerpt of the project brief is below:
Open House by Droog led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro is a movement in which suburban homeowners supplement their income and develop a new vocation by offering homemade services and facilities to the public. This new residential marketplace not only brings more capital and density to the neighborhood, but also increases social cohesion through service exchange.