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