Saturday, August 9, 2008

Is Grass Really Green?

Apart from serving as a haven for kids, dogs and tacky ornaments, what’s the real purpose of a lawn? Keeping your grass manicured might be more trouble for the environment than good. Here are a couple of recent articles on lawns to tickle your toes...

Turf Wars
Elizabeth Kolbert recounts the invention of The Great American Lawn.

The Incredible, Edible Front Lawn
About an eco-friendly experiment commissioned by Baltimore's Contemporary Art Museum.

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