Readers, please help me figure out how to react to this – a federal arboretum promoting lawns and instructing visitors in lawn care.
Besides the stated intention of promoting lawn, my other cause for concern is who’s behind this – the National Turfgrass Federation. That’s the lobby for the turfgrass industry (think Scotts, Dow AgroSciences, the USGA, etc.). It isn’t clear what role they’re playing in this, but how objective and science-based do we think their lawn care advice would be?
But here’s the proposal for the exhibit and read it for yourself. Could this be a good thing, or do you see a lobby-financed infomercial in the making?Posted by Susan Harris on April 16, 2012 at 5:05 am, in the category What's Happening.