Just a Lawn (2007)

Just a Lawn plunges headlong into the history, aesthetics and ethics of lawns—a ubiquitous feature of North American communities. Each summer, homeowners diligently spend countless hours (and dollars) cultivating lush, velvety carpets in front of their homes.

Why are we so concerned with the quality of our lawns? How do our lawns reflect our moral values? Thanks to technological advances and chemical research, most of us now have the potential to achieve “perfect” lawns. But “perfect” lawns have a dark side; pesticides employed in lawn maintenance represent a serious threat to human health.

Megan Durnford ︎