Backyards Built to Last
Backyard Places are the Best Places
When you think of a backyard you probably think of a place behind a house that has a lawn, flowers, a tree or two and maybe a shed. The garbage cans have their place tucked in a corner and it if is grandma’s backyard a clothes line has been built and is used for hanging wet clothes out in the fresh air to dry.
But there is another type of backyard that has become more popular in inner cities. These are common shared backyards and they don’t have to be in the back of a house. These backyards hold all the things dear that a single-stand-alone-home backyard may offer. Especially gardens. These are places for get-togethers with food and kids and maybe a movie showed on the side of a building too.
Looking at a shared backyard is like looking into a box of trail mix. There is a lot going on and each piece, although different, goes with every other piece. Just like the people who are part of making and enjoying a common back yard.
Because in many inner cities people live in apartments and even tenements, traditional back yards are just pictures n books and magazines. But to the people who have no chance of traditional back yards, common yards are a pleasant alternative to living within the walls of their apartments.
Common back yards have a lot going for them. There is a comrade that develops between neighbors that may not have come to the forefront without something special happening. That something special could just possibly be a common back yard.
To begin this venture a group of neighbors first decides where their “back yard” is going to be. An empty lot, along the side of a building, wherever there is enough room to grow a patch of grass or a few rows of fresh vegetables. Maybe big enough to put a picnic table up and a few extra chairs for visiting. The crowning glory of the common back yard might be a bar-b-que area. Where everyone meets on Saturdays in the summer and there are mountains of food and not an ear is left unbent by the stories of the week gone by.
And the kids. The kids are shown what a neighborhood is really about-neighbors. A common backyard can bring about needed strength to any neighborhood. Young mothers needing help navigating through motherhood can be met by grandmothers who might, without a common backyard, might just live out their lives in quite solitude behind closed and locked doors. Young men who are on the edge of becoming full grown adults might be pulled to the side of life with hopeful outlooks instead of darkness and drudgery.
Who could imagine that a few blades of grass cold pull off such visions of grandeur? You can!
What has to happen to make that grass grow and thereby bring people together? You plant that seed.
Where should anyone start who wants to be a part of a neighborhood, not just another closed door of a hallway?
Start with you.
When can you start a common back yard that will change the entire face of your neighborhood? Now!
Why are you still sitting there? Go out and get started
How? Start by knocking on your neighbor’s door and tell them you want to build a common back yard!
If you do not want to do it yourself I recommend you contact Back Yard Builders they will make sure you have the best memory making back yard.