Detoxify Curb Appeal

The State of Virginia has recognized the value of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and has initiated programs for its protection. Going forward, the cost to nature of conventional approaches will start to be reflected in costs to municipalities for not complying with targets.

See more at:
chesepeak bay report

What can we do?

The state of Virginia says:

Homeowner programs

Stewardship education programs that focus on back yard gardens and horticulture as a recreational activity can incorporate environmentally friendly techniques such as

conservation landscaping
Chapter VII-G
2007, Virginia Outdoors Plan.

Such changes involve revisiting conventional notions of how a residential neighborhood should look. This site is devoted to accumulating research relevant to Harrisonburg on two aspects of this: