Let Nature Be Natural: Green Lawn Care

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The following post was written by Dr. David Dobbins, Emeritus Professor of Plant Anatomy and Development, Morphology and Horticulture at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. Thank you, David, for describing how organic chemical-free landscapers and homeowners are restoring and protecting the environment that sustains all beings. – Aggie Perilli

By Dr. David Dobbins

I grew up in the city of Indianapolis, with little exposure to nature, and had no real interest in the environment. My friends and I burned trash in a barrel, dumped oil and other items down the sewer, and threw garbage into vacant lots. Everyone did.

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Inspiring a World of Difference


Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly
about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
– GEORGE ELIOT

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Geothermal Townhouses Turn Lawn into Regenerative Woods & Meadows

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by Aggie Perilli

The Grandview Chase Condominium Development (GCCD) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, owns approximately 27 acres of rolling lawns bordered by a field with a stream running through it. Over the past two years, GCCD board members Mark Wiker and I pursued a federal grant to transform GCCD’s unsustainable field of lawn into beautiful, regenerative woods and meadows.

Rewarded for our initiatives, this past spring, the GCCD townhouse association received a grant worth $66,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund to restore GCCD’s riparian buffer with native trees, meadow grasses and rain gardens or, in this field, hundreds of wildflowers.

Headstand in a Helmet

by Aggie Perilli

During a yoga class in Buchanan Park in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a passing motorcyclist saw some of us in a headstand. Leaving his helmet on, the motorcyclist dropped his head to the ground and joined us. As the motorcyclist shot his legs into the air, we whooped and cheered.

Jumping to his feet, the motorcyclist thrust his fists in the air and we whooped again. Then the helmeted stranger hopped on his motorcycle and roared away.

We glided through the rest of our yoga practice still laughing.

Communication Conveys Empathy and Shared Understanding

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Just as interest and trust in politicians fell to an all-time low, a lineup of visionary Democrats restored hope and enthusiasm with successful and even masterful speeches. Whether or not you agree with the following messages, below are empathetic communications that have inspired a world of oneness.

Michelle Obama:

  • “I love that, for Barack, there is no such thing as ‘us’ and ‘them.’ He doesn’t care whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican or none of the above. He knows that we all love our country, and he’s always ready to listen to good ideas…he’s always looking for the very best in everyone he meets.”

Communication is Essential in a Crisis

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by Aggie Perilli

At a recent gathering of women professionals, an associate asked me to address why communication is especially vital in a crisis, when some might be tempted to turn a blind eye in the hope that no one will notice.

Naturally, I thought of Johnson & Johnson’s 1982 recall of Extra-Strength Tylenol after seven people died from ingesting capsules that had been criminally tainted with cyanide.

Following this unthinkable crime, Tylenol’s 37 percent of the $1.2 billion analgesic market dropped to 7 percent and marketers predicted that the brand would never recover.