The history of the lawn is distinctly of the 1%. It is also a terribly destructive practice in regards to biodiversity, pollution, rainwater absorption, pesticide and herbicide application, and more. The concept upon which the modern day lawn is based on a practice that began among the English elite as a way to flaunt their wealth by demonstrating their ability to “waste” their property by having inedible ornamental gardens (much of which was highly maintained grass, as you may have guessed) instead of using it for growing fruits and vegetables as the common people had to out of need. Make this day a day to be remembered by tearing up a section of your lawn and planting some of your own favorite fruits, vegetables, and herbs. If possible, use a spot that is visible to the public to help encourage others to do the same. Invite your friends, make it an event going from house to house as a group transforming the neighborhood.