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Goats as Lawn Mowers

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Furry farm creatures are the new emissions-free lawn maintenance alternative.

In Portland, OR, a new "eco-landscape management" technique is shunning gas-guzzling lawn mowers in favor of a furry, four-legged alternative. At an empty two-acre lot in midtown Portland, a herd of goats is happily working to keep grass and weeds under control. The emissions-free mowers can trim just as much grass as a gas mower, without the requisite fossil fuels and noise pollution.......read more

Weeds: Public Murals by Mona Caron

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Beautiful wall paintings celebrate unlikely plant heroes

Weeds are rarely viewed as things to celebrate, but this ongoing series from artist Mona Caron gives pest plants their day in the sun. Taking as her subjects common weeds like dandelions and stinging nettles, Caron paints intricate studies of the plants on outdoor walls, in what she describes as "a tribute to the resilience of all those beings who no one made room for, were not part of the plan,......read more

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