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Sustainabiilty

Places to Visit While You Can Still Walk on the Grass, Jordan Edition

Dec 27 2010
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While I'm still on the right side of the grass (i.e., above it), I'm working on my life list.

As-Siq and Al-Khazneh at Petra in Jordan

Jordan may lack the natural resources of its neighbors, but it is home to many natural and cultural splendors. The Dead Sea and Petra (photo, right) are two such wonders.

Grass Looks Good in Green Roof Experiment

Dec 26 2010
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We have been so busy helping people and organizations convert their existing lawns to Pearl's Premium low maintenance sustainable lawns that we don't always have time to do the new things we know we need to do.

So, the day before my extended family was coming to town was probably not the time to install a green roof. But when the inspiration strikes and the window opens...

Here's our Pearl's Premium green roof demonstration project.

Pearl's Premium Green Roof

GreenBuild 2010 Blows into Windy City Showcasing Sustainable Construction in City Renowned for Building Innovation

Nov 26 2010
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Pearl's Premium was proud to participate in the leading sustainable construction event of the year. Sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council, the same people who brought us L.E.E.D., GreenBuild is a clearinghouse for innovative ideas and products and an opportunity to network with all the critical constituencies as we further our mission to make the American lawn sustainable. Oh, and Chicago is a great town to spend a few days! Great restaurants, museums, parks and shopping, Chicago is also home to some of the most important developments in modern architecture.

MassChallenge Win Resounding Validation for our Sustainable Lawn Care Mission

Oct 28 2010
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Pearl's Premium Team Receives MassChallenge Award Check

We did it! Pearl’s Premium won a $50,000 cash prize at the MassChallenge international competition for innovative ideas.

Solar Wind Car on Sustainable Grass Guys' Turf

Aug 27 2010
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Solar-Wind-Car-Sustainable-GrassIt turns out there's a lot in common between automobiles and lawns. Like your typical car, the typical American lawn consumes a tremendous amount of resources and leaves a large carbon footprint behind. And, unfortunately, Americans can't get enough of either!

A different automobile - lawn paradigm was on display at my home in Wayland this week (photo at left). Marc Muller dropped by to learn how our Pearl's Premium sustainable grass seed mixes are cutting the carbon foot print of lawns with less mowing, less watering and no chemicals and to show off his own very cool car.

Peach Mango Pie and Puppy Dog Tails

Jun 13 2010
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Roslindale Farmers' MarketWe went to a really great Farmers' Market this past weekend in Roslindale Village (MA). It was an urban setting (Roslindale, for those who don't know, is part of Boston), but it had a real country market feel. You know, friendly people, waggy tail dogs, good smells, homemade pie (more on that later).

Bucky, Birds and Pohick Bay

Jun 9 2010
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R. Buckminster Fuller DocumentaryI'm on the road traveling with my ultra lightweight Pearl's Premium trailer and staying in lots of beautiful parks. Last night, it was a symphony of owl’s and birds calling back and forth in the pitch black night at the Pohick Bay Regional Park in Lorton, VA. Its just south of Washington, DC and a great place to stay. Call and book your stay: 703-339-6104.