Smaller American Lawns Today, SALT, is a movement introduced in June of 1997 by William A. Niering, professor of botany at Connecticut College. The SALT mission is to decrease the size of lawns in America by restoring home grounds to more harmonious, productive, ecologically sound and naturalistic landscapes. SALT offers an alternative vision of the monocultured lawn. As Professor Niering wrote, “There’s nothing wrong with dandelions, there’s something wrong with people.”
Natural beauty can abound in one's own yard. In our annual SALT seminar, participants learn how to cut back on the size of their lawns and also to have beautiful, sustainable, and friendly home grounds as well. Once established, you will never want to go back to a boring, monocultural lawn!