March 18, 2014
Another example of stuckness: a volunteer at a community DEMONSTRATION garden expresses excitement about a new article she discovered that introduces a paradigm shift away from wasted lawns that suck up water, time and money plus environmental costs in fertilizer consequences. This article promotes vegetable growth and also mixing long root clover with ordinary grass so that both require less water and no fertilizer. Response: "This is not what we teach. Please note that I have 15 years experience in mulching and....." Fifteen years ago, no one heard about climate change. We were still comparing green lawns with the Jones'.