The Ocean River Institute summer interns will be championing our Natural Lawns for Healthy Soils Challenge at the Summer Concert by the Town Hall. Stop by our table to discover how you can save money on lawn care while saving bees, worms, springtails, nematodes, rotifers, tardigrades, the full rhizosphere.
The winning towns are those with the greatest number of households pledging to maintain natural lawns without spreading quick-release fertilizer or harmful pesticides and herbicides.
Lawn grasses are the best plants at fighting climate change because with photosynthesis grasses push out of their root tips carbohydrates, liquid carbon, to build soil. For every ton of root exudate, grasses pull out of the air four tons of carbon dioxide.
A natural lawn can produce an inch of soil in a year. With four inches of soil your lawn can hold seven inches of rainwater to better protect your home from extreme weather events.