Why burn limited fossil fuels manicuring a show piece?
Why buy and maintain an expensive, loud, polluting machine?
Why pay $2.10 per litre ($3.60 per gallon in the US) to run that machine?
Why contribute further carbon dioxide to an already overwhelmed atmosphere?
Why spend hours on land care that yields no food?
Problems: Global food prices are at a record high and rising. Oil has been above $100 per barrel for weeks and rose $3 today on increased concerns on the Middle East and North Africa.
Solution: Being "eco-thrifty" means going green and saving money. We use no oil to maintain our 700 square meter section using the following low-maintenance/high productivity techniques.
Once a weedy lawn, now a productive garden and burgeoning food forest.
Ducks eat grass and turn it into eggs, flesh and fertilizer.
Interns Amy and John learning how to harvest carbon-neutral mulch.
Please people. Stop the mowing madness! For the good of your wallet and the planet.