It used to be normal for people to grow their own food.
Well, here is some food for thought! During the 17th century, rich English and French landowners got the idea they could flaunt their wealth by keeping large tracts of well groomed grass, because they could afford the labor necessary to keep it trim and they could afford to not use it for food production. So common people, trying to show off too, attempted to follow suit and now it's been standardized. A lawn is intrinsically useless. It is nothing more than an antiquated status symbol, and a damaging symbol at that. Imagine the ecological and economical stress that could be relieved if it became normal to grow your own food.
Be normal again and grow some food!