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The Astonishing Success of Fleet Farming: Breaking New Ground in the “Food Not Lawns” Movement

If you’re anything like me, our obsession with ornamental lawns seems nothing short of folly at best, sheer polluting waste at worst. Many are unaware that lawns are one of the largest sources of pollution in the US, with 40 million acres under cultivation. They absorb three million tons of chemical fertilizers and 30,000 tons of pesticides per year, and use 800 million gallons of gasoline for mowing.

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Eleven Ways To Live In Harmony With Bees

As one of nature’s primary pollinators, honeybees are responsible for one in every three mouthfuls you’ll eat today, and are truly the glue that holds our agricultural system together!

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Manmade wetlands can help reduce agricultural fertilizer pollution by up to 50%

While nitrates are expected in agricultural farming (anywhere pesticides and fertilizers are used, they are absorbed into the roots of the foods being grown), excessive amounts of them can reach toxic levels in the water system. This problematic situation has been looked into however, slow-moving laws and political efforts are not helping to address changes that need to be made sooner rather than later. That's why a pilot program is being eyed as having huge potential to reduce agricultural fertilizer pollution such as nitrates.

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