Allen and Catherine Johnson live in urban Arlington, Virginia. Their duplex home was built in the post WWII boom right into the side of the steepest hill in Arlington. Being on a hill, they have more stairs than anything; 25 to the front door, 15 from there up to the back door and patio, 9 more to the highest terrace. As part of an urban neighborhood, the entire property is barely larger than the US median square footage of new homes – 2,600 sq feet.
Their success with this small property inspires others to find ways to turn backyards into gardens. If they can do it, anyone can do it. You don’t need a large backyard to have several nice meals a week from your garden all summer long.