Archive for August, 2013

Very glad to hear about increasing efforts to replace lawns in the SW with more water-friendly landscaping, though it is true, there’s nothing quite like a lawn to nap and play frisbee barefoot on. This is one instance where I support genetic engineering- soft, foot traffic-tolerant, drought-resistant lawns would be fantastic!

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Jamaica turns to the earth

Suddenly I want to go to Jamaica. To learn, to help, to figure out how to give momentum to the same movement in the US. I always forget that everything revolves around money- here it’s much cheaper to buy food produced on giant farms halfway across the country. If we could figure out how to incorporate the cost of pollution, climate change, and dwindling health into conventionally produced food, growing our own and buying at farmers markets might very well become less expensive.

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