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TPW’s backyard farmer Alessia Eramo analyzes her four years of growing in her own yard in Clifton, takes stock of what’s sprouting right now, and shares plans and tips for the season ahead in another primer on turning lawn into a food-producing farmette.

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Alessia Eramo, who lives and farms her yard in Clifton, holds a PhD in civil and environmental engineering from Rutgers. She regularly visits her family in Italy’s countryside, where she’s learned much about food and always finds inspiration for growing what you can, wherever you can.


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