I'm back on the road attending the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge in DC. The event showcased amazing sustainability ideas and was attended by an eclectic and inspiring group of free thinkers, from a WWII fighter pilot who traded in his citizenship to become a citizen of the world to astro-physisists who are mapping the galaxy.
We've been on the road a while now, and I'm getting the hang of Pearl's Premium demonstrations and Whole Foods Markets. Each one is a little different: the Mt. Washington store in Baltimore is housed in an old brick mill building in a block of cute indy shops and nice spots ourside to sit and have some lunch or read a book... very cool!
Did anyone catch the Presidential Report on Cancer that came out this week? Surprise, surprise the chemicals in our environment are putting us at significant risk of cancer. There are over 80,000 known chemicals in our homes - a number that has exploded over the past 30 years.
I did and, not surprising for those of you who know me, I had something to say!
The past week has been a blur! We’ve met so many unique and helpful people in Kentucky and Ohio. Along with lovely green spaces and a friendly atmosphere, we have found likeminded folks with an earth-friendly attitude. We even passed a store with something for everyone (see the picture for more insight).
We woke up after one of the best sleeps ever had in a pop-up camper (more on our sustainable camper later) to the sound of a Doberman Pinscher relieving himself on our wheel. We didn’t mind because we’re pet-friendly! After a stretch and some coffee we headed out on the first leg of our trip to Kentucky. The beautiful hills and colors of the earth were a sight to behold and reminded us of the fabric of America.
As a landscaper with an interest in protecting our Earth and my clients, their pets and families, Pearl's Premium seemed like a perfect solution to reconcile my environmental conscience and desire for a lush, green lawn.
A few months ago I was invited to join the talented team behind the scenes at Pearl's Premium to help spread the word about Pearl's Premium and sustainable lawn care. I eagerly accepted. After lots of prep Jackson and I have embarked on a 12 state Johnny Grass Seed tour of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region.
We are traveling in a low impact trailer that only reduces our gas mileage by one gallon per one hundred miles, self contained and budget-wise. I look forward to meeting all of you and hearing what America has to say about truly green lawns.
To paraphrase the opening of Charles Dickens' Tale of Two Cities, "it was the best of times and the worst of times." He could as easily have been describing the year 2010. We find ourselves in a time of great economic and environmental challenge. Of all the challenges water is the sleeping giant that must be dealt with. And one of the greatest challenges to clean, clear drinking water is the ever-present lawn that surrounds our homes and businesses.