With the desire for "change" almost a tangible presence in the U.S. right now, a lot of people who have been waiting a very long time are brimming with advice to President Elect Barack Obama. This video by Roger Doiron suggests replacing part of the White House's 18-acre lawn with a Victory Garden (this suggestion was also part of Michael Pollan's recent essay to the President in The New York Times). We like this video for its smart incorporation of facts (like that there are 23 million acres of lawns in the United States) and its can-do attitude. Don't simply demand change from your President. Be the change in your community, your nation, your world.
Read brief suggestions from sustainability and futurism leaders including Paul Hawken and Bruce Sterling in our recent feature 100 Words for 100 Days.
lawns are a complete waste of resources. I have always hated them, even as a kid.
Parks were established for a reason. So people could gather. Lawns are a useless outcrop of a type of landscaping design to emulate the estates in England.
stop mowing and start growing! no more lawns, grow food.
Kudos!! Wonderfully inspirational, informational and timely! As Mohandas Gandhi said, "Be the change that you want to see in the world."
Can't wait to plant a garden.