Search This Blog

Friday, August 30, 2019

My annual tirade on the stupidity of lawns

Image result for destructiveness of lawns

     If you have followed this blog you know that I have "gone to war" on the stupidity and wastefulness of our lawns.  The environmental damage that lawns cause in the pollution of chemicals into our land and water and the air pollution caused by our mowers should make everyone rethink lawns as a necessary part of suburban life.  I want to pass along this NY Times video to explain the issue.

      If you are looking for an alternative to lawns check out this link on rain gardens.

Prepare for Success needs your help

The "Prepare for Success" program of the Community Action Council that provides school supplies to needy Howard County students needs some volunteers to help pack the supplies into the school backpacks.  Here is the information if you can help.

On Tuesday morning, September 3rd we are pushing for one more big packing session.  We could use a few more hands.   We work out at Old Bushy Park Elementary School on  2670 Route 97 Glenwood, MD 21738

The space has no windows and no air conditioning.  Instead in return for about 2 hours of your time you can meet nice folks and feel the joy of packing for a student with a need.   The task is packing backpacks.  No heavy lifting required.

We need a handful of folks.

If you think you are interested please let Susan Appletree know.  Susan will gladly answer any questions."


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Gas explosion in Columbia damages Lakeside Office Building

Image may contain: sky, grass, house and outdoor

Image may contain: tree, sky, house, plant, table, basketball court, shoes, night and outdoor

    A gas line explosion caused significant damage to the building.  Riverside and other stores damaged.  Windows in some of the stores in the shopping center which has the Pub Dog were blown out.

Photo from Columbia Patch