Lettuce Network Turns Yards into Farms

Many Austinites aspire to have a lush lawn, fertilized and watered twice a week. But what if instead of growing grass, more people farmed their yards? Entrepreneur Yogesh Sharma considered that question during a run around his neighborhood in the fall of 2015, shortly after he and his family moved to Austin from Silicon Valley. Austinites had way more green space in their neighborhoods than Bay Area residents, and Sharma couldn’t shake the idea that those lawns could be put to better use.