The perfect lawn is the American dream. Lawn quality grass is now the largest crop in North America. It was not always the case, as the concept of the lawn originated with the British ... See full summary »

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Louise Lemelin (consulting screenwriter)

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David Suzuki David Suzuki ... Self - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Dalziel Barbara Dalziel ... Self
Doe Emes Doe Emes ... Self
Cyril Reed Funk Cyril Reed Funk ... Self
Michel Gaudet Michel Gaudet ... Self
David R. Huff David R. Huff ... Self
Virginia Scott Jenkins Virginia Scott Jenkins ... Self
Bruce Kaufman Bruce Kaufman ... Self
David Mellor David Mellor ... Self
Layne Rosequist Layne Rosequist ... Self
Daphne Rus Daphne Rus ... Self
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The perfect lawn is the American dream. Lawn quality grass is now the largest crop in North America. It was not always the case, as the concept of the lawn originated with the British aristocracy. The aesthetic of the lawn took off simultaneously in North America when the game of golf became widespread. The perfect lawn has become a status symbol and a source of peer pressure and competition between homeowners. But it has also imprinted on the minds of western society a sense of safety and security - a place where one's home is. All this comes at a hefty cost: in money, in time, in loss of plant biodiversity, in the use of environmentally unfriendly lawn maintenance equipment such as gasoline powered mowers, in the overuse of chemicals many of those being heavily toxic to the ecology, and in the abundance of precious water required, a problem especially in the water depleted sun-belt. It is also a big industry in such areas as genetic engineering, as lawn grasses are not native ... Written by Huggo

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Bruce Kaufman: [in rapid fire succession] Live to mow. Mow to live. Rock 'n' mow. Ready, set, mow. Don't be a prograsstinator. Weedy Gonzales is the name, lawn mowin' is the game. Mr. Mowjangles is who I am. Sir Lawnsalot mow Mary. I mow, therefore I am.
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Canada

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English | French

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13 June 2009 (Canada) See more »

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