Big City, Little Homestead

Living rural in the city.

Category: Water conservation

NPR’s Freakonomics podcast: How Stupid is Our Obsession with Lawns?


A friend just turned me on to last week’s episode on America’s obsession with lawns. It has a lot of different points of view and recommendations on what to do differently; native species, alternative lawn care, and urban agriculture are some of the topics. Listen here:

A green driveway conversion

Recently we posted about converting a standard residential parking space to a Green driveway. It is a pictorial, part of our Project portfolio. Click here to see our before, during, and after! Three months after completing the job (in mid-May), we are still pleased with the results.