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Glenstone Faces Sewer Line Hurdle in Efforts to Expand its Footprint

This is the lawn at Glenstone two years after all synthetic fertilizers and pesticides were removed and replaced by composts and other natural products.

Little more than two years ago I received what seemed to be an innocuous phone call from a woman who asked me if I could come to Maryland to help with an organic lawn renovation. As a result of that call 160 acres is being maintained completely naturally in one of the largest, most dramatic transformations of its kind anywhere in the nation.

Glenstone, our client and partner, has even consented to funding a research project with the University of Maryland’s turfgrass program.

The museum’s benefactors now hope to increase the property’s footprint, allowing for much greater access to the art and the natural landscape — yet a local sewer line code decision may stand in its way. A plan put in place a few years ago restricted the connection to sewer lines as a way to limit development, even though connection to sewer lines is clearly better for the environment.

But that plan never imagined anything as spectacular as Glenstone. Here’s the story in today’s Washington Post: www.washingtonpost.com/local/art-collector-mitchell-raless-grand-design-hangs-up-over-sewer-issue/2012/07/09/gJQAfWERZW_story.html

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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.

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