Welcome to the fifth and final installment of the Crescenta Valley Columnist Contest. Yes, we know, last week we said it the final entry, but that was an error. We mean it this time. E-mail your choice of writer to firstname.lastname@example.org, or e-mail it to Crescenta Valley Columnist Contest, Glendale News-Press, 221 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale CA 91203. We’ll be announcing the winner shortly.
Can we break our addiction to grass?
In England, where the first sprawling lawns originated, the climate is temperate. Rain falls more often. And fields of green grass can be appreciated and respected with no concern over their impact on natural resources.
Unfortunately, the Crescenta Valley is more like an irrigated desert. We no longer have the water to quench the insatiable thirst of these big green monsters. And I for one think it’s time lawns went the way of the dinosaur.