Alexandra Goldschmidt and Esmeralda Stuk had the urge to grow their own vegetables and work in a garden but they had nowhere to go. They live in apartments in DC with no land to farm. They have a friend, Eric, who lives in Arlington with a big backyard full of weeds and grass. They made him a deal, we will farm your backyard and we will share the bounty. To help others like them, the D.C. residents are coordinating Sharing Backyards DC (http://www.dc.sharingbackyards.com), a project to match would-be gardeners with those who have untended land they're willing to share.
I had the pleasure to photograph them one day in their friend's backyard.
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