1. (of land) plowed and left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated.
2. not in use; inactive: My creative energies have lain fallow this year.
“What is that chasm between the house and the street?” - Fritz Haeg, Full Frontal Gardening
This study begins with the investigation of a typical Los Angeles city block.
Looking closer, the expanse of lawns becomes apparent.
A typical Los Angeles residential city block, measured from street centerline to street centerline, is 5.13 acres in area.
Of this, .85 acres (17%) is comprised of front yards and parkways, territories typically left fallow.
Possible monocultures- grass and corn.
Annual water consumption of each.
Annual production of each.
Annual value produced by each.
Food value of each
People fed by each
“What happens when you graft agriculture onto a city?” - Fritz Haeg, Full Frontal Gardening
Los Angeles city limits encompass 498.3 square miles.
17 percent of which is 84.7 square miles.
The fallow territory with the City of Los Angeles can potentially produce enough food to feed 1,889,134 people annually.