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Americans Waste Resources on Lawns. Why? It's Ritual!

Connor Wood | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Connor Wood

If you're reading this, you're probably WEIRD. That is, you probably live in a society that's Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. People from WEIRD cultures think and perceive the world very differently from everyone else.

Wildlife Group Says Not To Rake Leaves, As If You Needed A Reason

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.05.2015 | HuffPost Home

Environmentalists are confirming what teens have known for decades: Raking is terrible and overrated. Bagging up leaves and throwing them out destroys...

5 Tricks for Spinning Sod Into Lawn

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 06.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Danielle Wolffe

I stood on the beach and inhaled deeply, reassuring myself that the lingering sweetness in the air was not some kind of olfactory hallucination; but honeysuckle, after all.

'The Call of the Wildman'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.20.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a homebody whose idea of communing with nature is to open the windows, I could never see the forest for the trees, or even the mushrooms for the pi...

Native Landscaping vs. Exotic Landscaping: What Should You Do?

Mark Hostetler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mark Hostetler

Certainly, non-natives do have their place (e.g., vegetable gardens, turfgrass for recreation, and exotic flowers for show), but the dominance of exotic vegetation is at the expense of our natural heritage. Alternatives do exist and people are increasingly interested in sustainable options.

Your Summer of Music on the Lawn Starts Now!

Mark Bazer | Posted 09.21.2013 | Comedy
Mark Bazer

Hello, I'm Colby Whitesides, director of musical programming for the Summer Music on the Lawn concert series, and, once again, I'm back to remind you ...

That Look on Her Face

Charlie Carillo | Posted 12.24.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

A withering look, a look of contempt. The kind of look that makes a husband's shoulders sag, shrivels his soul, maybe even makes him wish unconsciously for an early death.

Purslane: Gandhi's Favorite Food May Be a Weed in Your Yard

Brigitte Mars | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brigitte Mars

Purslane is reported to have been one of Mahatma Gandhi's favorite foods and also consumed by Thoreau while residing at Walden Pond. It is pleasant, cool, and moist, with a sour flavor.

Lemon Balm: A Friend for the Bees

Brigitte Mars | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brigitte Mars

Lively up yourself with lemon balm!

Grow a Conscience: How to Garden Green

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Whether your farm fits in a window box or spans several acres, ensure a truly green thumb with these Earth-friendly gardening gizmos.

Is Your Lawn "Green"?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Waylon Lewis

"Pesticide," as most of us know, is a fancy word for "poison." Injested through food (say, on your apple tree), it's really bad. Runoff into our waterways, real bad.

Lawns Versus Gardens In Beverly Hills

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

I have something in common with Michelle Obama, a brand new vegetable garden in my back yard. Mine was started by my 21 year old son, home from colle...

Curbing Our Enthusiasm for Perfect Lawns

Juli Charkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Juli Charkes

The need to create a thick mat of civilized green has come at a cost. American soil has become a de-facto dumping ground for chemicals that threaten our health.