You Are Here: Home » Blog » How-To Information » Here’s a Thought: Combine Exercise With Utility on the Sports Fields

Here’s a Thought: Combine Exercise With Utility on the Sports Fields

The Fiskars Momentum mower, the best reel machine on the market today.

The Fiskars Momentum mower, the best reel machine on the market today.

Here’s a link sent to us by Katy Moss Warner, the emeritus director of the American Horticultural Society and the woman who built and oversaw operations at the Walt Disney World landscape in Orlando for a quarter century. She’s a huge proponent of sustainable landscaping.

Turns out that at some schools, where budgets are tight, the administrators are having the student-athletes mow the grass with human-powered reel mowers: http://pandscorp.org/editors-picks/football-players-mowing-program/.

It’s brilliant, isn’t it? The fields get mowed. The athletes get exercise. And the environments and maintenance budgets get saved.

Sounds oddly similar to what my grandfather would have told me as he was sending me outside to work . . .

About The Author

Paul Tukey

An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

Number of Entries : 1023
  • Karla

    Love this idea!

Scroll to top