The Edible Estates project proposes the replacement of the domestic front lawn with a highly productive edible landscape. Initiated by architect and artist Fritz Haeg, the project is both functional and activist. Haeg argues: “The American lawn is almost entirely a symbolic gesture. Exactly what it represents has shifted from its ancestry in English estates to today's endless suburban carpet of conformity.” According to Haeg, the US devotes 40 000 square miles to lawns, more than is used for wheat, corn or tobacco, and $750 million dollars a year on grass seed alone. Yet, only 1-2% of the country’s food is locally grown.