California's Lawns

California's Lawns

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 129 , Segment 6

Episode: The Stock Market, Female Inmate Policies, California's Lawns

  • Aug 27, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 12:28 mins

Guest:  Esther Margulies, American Society of Landscape  Architects, USC School of Architecture  A new report out today from the California state board that oversees water shows city-dwellers have cut their water use by a third in the last year. That’s good news for cities implementing mandatory restrictions to deal with the state’s worst drought in a millennium.  The cut-backs have wrought a conspicuous change to California’s once-verdant neighborhoods. Many lawns are now the color of straw. Many are simply gone, as homeowners take advantage of cash incentives to rip out their turf.

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