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No Mow to Grow!




A wildflower and no-mow trial in Hamilton parks and reserves has shown good results, but the decision to continue this project is still up in the air, or more down with the weeds.


Hamilton City Council watched the grass grow in parts of 13 different parks instead of mowing on their usual maintenance schedule, which included about 1 percent of the green space, which was usually mowed over the summer months.


The goal; understanding the role of 'rewilding' to enhance biodiversity, create spontaneous play opportunities, and ultimately to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from mowing and associated activities.


The results; it worked on all fronts.


The cost to tax payers was minimal and the trial was a relatively inexpensive trial to run.


Do you think rewilding our urban centers is the way forward?


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