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An Australian garden has the world's ugliest lawn, for good reason. (illustrative photo)
Australia – An Australian living on the island of Tasmania won a particularly original competition: the world's ugliest garden lawn, reports Guardian This Thursday January 11th. Organized by the Swedes, this amazing competition aims to promote environmental and water-saving gardening in the context of climate change.
Conclusion: ” meadow » By Kathleen Murray It looks like a lunar landscape with craters dug into it Bandicoots (small local marsupials), yellow grass tore its bunches Wallabies And its plants wilted by the Australian sun, winning over other parched competitors from Germany, France, Canada, Croatia, Sweden, the United States and the United Kingdom.
In his garden, all the animals that pass through come from the neighboring nature reserve. “I chose to make my house an extension of the reserve because it is right next to it. Another excuse for not watering my lawn.”Lucky laughs.
A competition born in Gotland, Sweden
The improbable race, which he won in Gotland, Sweden, began two years ago when the popular holiday island almost ran out of water the previous summer. Organized by the municipality, it became popular worldwide after the attention of an article Guardian.
“It's a gentle way to get people to take action, and that automatically makes you a climate hero.”Mimi Gibson, who works at the Swedish city's town hall, explains. “Sometimes people are pressured to keep their lawns green and tidy and green, and it's easy to say, 'I'm entering this contest and I don't need to water my lawn.', she adds. As it is clear that ecological progress is underway in Gotland: thanks to this competition and other measures, water consumption has decreased by 5%, and explains Guardian.
“All lawns are ugly and deserve a reward, but the winning garden was in really bad shape.”British journalist Mimi Gibson commented on the winning Australian pitch.
“If we are lucky enough to care for a piece of land, we must all be thoughtful gardeners. The moral imperative is not to assimilate or disappoint the surroundings as much as not to disappoint the planet.Cleverly, garden designer and jury member Diarmuid Gavin was included.
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