ANN ARBOR, MI — Vera Irwin doesn’t understand grass.
That is, she doesn’t understand why anyone would want a lawn full of it.
“It’s not pretty,” said Irwin, of Ann Arbor. “It requires maintenance for nothing. It’s your Saturday, Sunday. Why would you get on your tractor and make sure you have short grass?”
Irwin isn’t alone. She’s one of 57 people who had gardens of native plants installed or supported by Adapt: Community-supported Ecology last year.
Adapt, founded and directed by William and Nell Kirst, is an Ann Arbor-based volunteer organization that installs native plant gardens in people’s yards