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Link Worth Following — The Freakonomics of Lawns

The radio show Freakonomics recently spent a half hour discussing the pros and cons of lawns. They delve into the history of this now-too-common landscaping trend. I particularly liked that they pointed out the lack of natural parallel for lawns: the only thing that looks remotely like a lawn is a pasture after sheep have grazed it and even then, pastures have greater biodiversity.

I’ve discussed lawns and an alternative in a post last year. For now, enjoy the podcast by listening below or head on over to the episode page here.

http://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/freakonomics/#file=json/759786

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