I’ve long maintained that the American lawn is one of the greatest mass brainwashings of all time. How we all voluntarily signed up to spend untold hours growing and cutting a nonnative monoculture of green
which we lace with poisons to kill plants and insects never ceases to amaze.
In the united states, lawns are the largest irrigated crop using 50% of american residential water.
Lawn care uses 3 million tons of fertilizer annually. In 2001alone $2.2 billion was spent on lawn care pesticides. 800 million gallons of gas are burned annually caring for lawns. 17 million gallons of gas are spilled refilling mowers annually.
Homegrown food tastes better than grass clippings.