Delawning Gardeners of America


Derviss2420 I’m calling on anyone who’s found something ELSE to do with what used to be lawn to send me your photos and a little bit of story and I’ll include you on this Lawn Substitution Confab

There you’ll find:

  • Delawning theory and practice
  • My back yard story; front yard story
  • More lawnless gardens in Maryland
  • Lawnless gardens in California
  • Lawnless gardens other places in the U.S.
  • Meadows
  • On a Contrary Note
  • More info online and in print

Thanks to everyone for their terrific contributions.

Photo of a garden in N. California by Michelle Derviss.

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Susan Harris

Susan’s a garden writer, teacher and activist in the Washington, D.C. area. Co-founder of GardenRant, she also wrote for national gardening magazines and independent garden centers before retiring in 2014. Now she has time for these projects:

  • Founding and now managing the pro-science educational nonprofit GOOD GARDENING VIDEOS that finds and promotes the best videos on YouTube for teaching people to garden.
  • Creating and managing DC GARDENS, the nonprofit campaign to promote the public gardens of the Washington, D.C. area, and gardening by locals.
  • Creating and editing the community website GREENBELT ONLINE to serve her adopted hometown of Greenbelt, Maryland (a “New Deal Utopia” founded in 1937).
  • Also in Greenbelt, MD, writing the e-newsletter and serving on the Board of Directors for the cooperatively-owned music and arts venue and restaurant called the NEW DEAL CAFE.

Contact Susan via email or by leaving a comment here.

Photo by Stephen Brown.