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Old 12-24-2010, 07:16 AM   #1
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Default Ag Extension Office Makes the Switch

Penssylvania's York County Ag Extension office converted their front grass strips into a native planting educational exhibit.

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Old 12-24-2010, 08:11 AM   #2
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Nice to see. We're trying to do something similar by the approach road to our county office, Right now, only some very sketchy plans have been proposed...
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:25 AM   #3
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Great place for such a marvelous visual display.
It shows the public how nice natives actually are..I think most people think natives are mostly weedy and grassy looking. This shows otherwise.
I like how they incorporated an educational sign into the grand theme.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:08 AM   #4
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Very pretty. I like it so much more than an expanse of cut turf.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #5
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I'm about two years late for this thread, but I was exploring "The Dead Lawn Society" forum for ideas and stumbled upon this. What an amazing side by side comparison. I really love the look how they did the natives--very attractive and accessible to the more traditional folks.

I wonder if Sage could use this to convince her place of residence to do something similar.
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