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Story Two
Being River-Friendly
We learn the protecting the river starts in the yard
By MaryAlice Yakutchik
Switzerland -- Biologist David Girardin gathers data on levels of nitrogen and phosphorus from fertilizers entering the river and grows concerned. Master gardener Jimmy Shine shares this concern and eschews lawns. The nurtured wildness of Jimmy's river-friendly property may not be fashionable and might even be misinterpreted by some as unkempt and neglected. Hardly. It's full and voluptuous; beautiful in the way that a Botticelli is beautiful.
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