“Eat The Lawn,” Carleton’s first edible landscape, began in spring 2009 as a studio art independent study project by Katie Blanchard ’10. It was inspired in part by a campus visit and lecture from Fritz Haeg, an artist who transforms American suburban lawns into “Edible Estates.”
In summer 2014, Eat the Lawn moved to a new home in front of Myers Hall. Due to construction in Myers in summer 2017, the garden was not maintained throughout the 2017 growing season. It was decided to focus energy with the Student Organic Farm and the Eat the Lawn program has been discontinued.