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Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Gardening | 0 comments

Lawns Are Green — But Are They Organic?

Lawns Are Green — But Are They Organic?

If you look out at a field of uncut grass swaying easily in a trickle of wind, fluttering quietly by itself with perhaps a deer or two grazing nearby, you will be watching the planet in its unhurried glory. This is organic the way it is supposed to be. That means carbon-based life forms without a hint of human anxiety about it. You might say, this is a good starting point. If you now look out at your backyard, you won’t be able to count on one hand mankind’s well-intended interventions. The lawn is cut, more than likely with the help of petrochemicals. The lawn is fertilized, a potentially disrupting cheat on mother nature that included a factory hard at work to produce the fertilizer and an assortment of vehicles used to get it sprinkled on your lawn. There’s probably a layer of poison out here – if not several. There might be an herbicide targeting weeds and an insecticide targeting bugs. There could be a fence forged from...

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