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Serious Green: Turn Your Lawn Into an Edible Garden

Photograph by Ed Morris & Curtis Hamilton from Edible Estates By now it's pretty obvious that pesticides have a negative impact on our environment and a negative impact on our bodies. Maybe you already make an effort to buy organic food and cosmetics without chemicals, but have you thought about the impact of chemicals that you are applying to your lawn? There's no denying that Americans have a love affair with their lawns. Houses, each with their own plot of green, green grass, are an indelible image of American suburbia. However, by demanding that our lawns stay green and spot-free year round, we are collectively doing some serious damage. When we put pesticides onto our lawns they run off... More

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