The last word on the organic lawn care demonstration on the National Mall was that it was destroyed by the
George Washington U. Class of 2008 but oh, the story didn’t end there. According to this item in the Washington City Paper, Park Service officials are exonerating the grads and blaming a group called – get this – The Council for Excellence in Government, which parked their butts on the lush, brand-new organically grown lawn for 10 days or so.
Thanks to City Paper for assigning reporter Ruth Samuelson to get to the bottom of the story (on a tip from Kathy Jentz). It includes a great aerial shot of the organic lawn in all its glory (the panels closest to the Capitol). Til the next installment.