A Chemical Reaction: And a pretty amazing reaction from the crowd.

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When I was asked to go and speak on a panel after the showing of A Chemical Reaction in Saanich, not once but twice in one day I only had one question, “You want me to talk about lawns?”

A little bit of a redundant question I’ll admit but my philosophy about lawns has been largely “GET RID OF THEM”.

Suburbia schematics have “lawns” identified as “recovery zones” for automobiles. That’s right those areas of great input outside your home are classified as “recovery zones” in urban planning because of our focus on…. the automobile.

Between that and the fact that the maintenance, installation and industry of lawns is the second largest agriculture in North America (yea it’s seriously the second largest) I have no great love of a agriculture that requires huge amounts of time, energy, water, money and resources while yielding nothing I can eat, sell or otherwise use save for the two time I can remember actually laying down on my turf for recreation.

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