“I’ve long maintained that the American lawn
is one of the greatest mass brainwashings of all time.
How we all voluntarily signed up
to spend untold hours growing and cutting
a nonnative monoculture of green
which we lace with poisons
to kill plants and insects
never ceases to amaze.”
~ Bill Heavey
Bill Heavey is an editor at large for Field & Stream, where he has written since 1993. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Men’s Journal, Outside, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Best American Magazine Writing.