Suburbia: The white picket pence, houses that all look just the same, the perfectly manicured lawn…where did this idea of a monoculture of lush green grass come from? And what are the long-term consequences for the environment? In Ted Sternberg’s book “Down to Earth,” he discusses one-way streets. Are we headed down another one-way street, repeating our ancestor’s mistakes? These are the questions I have been asking while researching the American Lawn.