Re: In the demented modern system
- Subject: Re: [cg] In the demented modern system
- From: "Brian Kehoe" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 10:54:34 -0500
I wonder if there are any suburban communities where it is acceptable to let your lawn go? I believe that the general trend is towards greater private neighborhood oversight of aesthetics such as grass. (i loved the summer's Doonesbury skits on Cali) It would be great to find an example of an enlightened neighborhood and track the effects of such upon property values.
I am a Master's in Planning student and have begun following the listserv dialogues because I plan on writing a thesis on community gardens and their relationship to property values. Any info on that specific variable would be very much appreciated.
Masters in Urban Planning
University of Buffalo
>Subject: [cg] In the demented modern system
>Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 17:57:47 -0500
>Sharon had a great idea about keeping the kids close to home instead of the
>soccer thing but we need to realize that tuition can often be paid for if
>you are a top athlete. The ladies at the Master Gardener class read a great
>script about the Creator talking to St Francis about the tribe of
>suburbanites that live in Penna. and have large areas of flat green grass
>rather than the diversity which was there originally. If someone has a copy
>could you please guide me to a website to copy the script.
>and they water the grass to have it grow so that they can cut it short and
>bag it to have it hauled away... Urban lawns need to be turned into gardens
>for wild native plants to draw the beneficial bugs and fungi into the veggie
>gardens. Most of the foreign plants are not nutritious for our beneficials!
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