I can already hear the moans, groans, and naysayers about lawn grass in a permaculture landscape. I used to be that way myself. The mantra has always been, ‘get rid of all the grass, it’s non-productive, you can’t eat it, it has no value to wildlife, and it’s labor & resource intensive to keep’.
Some of this is true. It can be labor intensive if you have too much of it. It also has no food value, to humans at least. But, it’s not non-productive to humans or wildlife. To me, it makes sense to have a little lawn grass around. [Read more…]