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May 3, 2009 / steve8

trading lawns for frogs

A study of amphibians found that in suburban ponds of CT, about 21% of frogs were deformed, like males growing eggs inside their testes. Probably the result of lawn care products…

Lawns are stupid: we destroy nature, what has been there far longer than Europeans on these lands, to try to grow a plant which will not survive without all sorts of chemicals, machinery and energy to protect it, to show others that we too adhere to the same cultural standard for "well-kept" land, at the sacrifice of nature and the environment.

I’ve said it before but these kind of ground keeping is an arms race of suburbia where we all lose.

Isn’t sustainable nature beautiful?
Who’s really impressed with a lawn of cut grass?





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