What happens when you take six young Americans and move them back in with their parents to farm their parents’ yards, neighbors’ yards, or neighborhood greenspace? Do these young yardfarmers grow sustainable food, new local economic opportunities for their communities, and a heightened level of family togetherness? Or do they do battle at every turn, fighting with their frustrated folks, irritated community members, and an unforgiving Mother Nature? Does this new path make economic sense or just make enemies?

Yardfarmers—a new reality TV/documentary series hybrid concept—will follow a diverse set of six young Americans (ages 21-29) as they move back home with their parents to become yardfarmers. Over the course of one growing season the six contestants will compete for the honor of becoming “America’s Best Yardfarmer,” and a substantial prize.


What a waste.