The Perfect Earth Project:
Transforming landscapes and minds, yard by yard

PEP Tips

Milkweed and clover

Is Your Lawn Wearing Shoulder Pads?

Plants sprout from seeds, bulbs, rhizomes, and more, but weeds always originate in the same place: our minds. A weed is simply a plant you've been taught to view as undesirable.

Who taught you? Mostly chemical companies marketing products to keep "weeds" under control. For example, milkweed was long considered unattractive—now we view it as a vital tool to saving the monarch butterfly population.

Times change. Perceptions change. Fashions change: We once thought shoulder pads were a must-have accessory. Isn't it time to rethink our landscaping must-haves? Clover, anyone?

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Third PRFCT! Biennial Benefit
September 3, 2016
03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Cindy Sherman's house in Springs, NY

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