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    Pocket | 12 min
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    Pocket
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    • Florian
      Top reader this weekReading streak
      3 weeks ago

      Houses were intentionally built facing the rail line to enhance the scenery and experience for travelers.

      I had no idea 😆

    • thorgalle
      Scribe
      4 weeks ago

      Not uninteresting, but a little dry?

      As of 2005, lawns covered an estimated 63,000 square miles of America. That's about the size of Texas.

      🤯

    • TranquilHaze4 weeks ago

      "Lawns require the equivalent of 200 gallons of drinking water per person per day. Californians, who are acutely aware of this wastage, have taken to shaming (#droughtshame) neighbors who persist in watering their lawns.>

      "We are at a moment when the American Dream, inasmuch as it still exists, is changing. The idea of homeownership is untenable or undesirable for many. While green spaces are important, a large area of green grass seems to be a lower priority for many. With a growing movement that embraces a more natural lifestyle, there is a trend toward the return of naturalized lawns that welcome flowering weeds, and subsequently support a more diverse entomological ecosystem."

      "Lawns are American. But they’re also an anomaly. And they may no longer fit the realities of the world we live in."