I’ve had several readers ask me about the unusual mowing pattern on the St. Mark’s lawn this year. If you’ve driven down Main Street or Route 85, surely you’ve noticed that a large portion of the lawn has gone unmowed all spring, with the tallest of the blades now a good couple feet high.
I had the chance earlier this week to ask St. Mark’s Business Manager Bob Meyer about the lawn. He told me that particular portion of lawn is not used for athletics, so the school’s Sustainability Task Force recommended not mowing it. Leaving it au naturel means less gas consumption and less pollution from the mowers. Meyer didn’t specifically say so, but presumably it also means more habitat for birds and other little critters.
Meyer said there are no immediate plans to mow the lawn. “It’s a trial,” he said. “We’re open to feedback.”
So, what do you think? Do you like the idea or hate it?