b'Everybody thought it was so cool,come. You seriously believe theyfamily members came down from like . oh wow! will come and be loved. In theOklahoma and from all around spring of 83, Emily was born. DFW region. All agreed the Earth Kinda like headlines today, wildlywas good for dancing there. claiming we are gonna Cut USLittle by little, the nurseryYounger ones had never danced in Carbon Emissions 99% by 2050.began growing native plants fora tallgrass prairie. It is such a faraway date. Way outlandscape use. We learned to there somewhere. So far out . likeselect natives from other fringeWe shifted our whole nursery a distant next generation of peoplegrowers across Central Texas andover to native plants, first folks in we cant know type a thing. Webring them to Flower Mound.DFW area to do it. Our whole staff cant hardly imagine such a timeOne day along the way in the latecrossed over. We firmly said NO to will ever arrive, much less arriving80s we took all the chemicalsbermuda. We flat stopped selling on time.and fertilizers off the shelves atit and St. Augustine sodthose the nursery. Replaced them withplants are darn water guzzling Being left-handed and onlyall-organic alternatives. We evencreators of ecological deserts. educated to the 11th grade, Imoffered live beneficial insectsWe had already crossed over our accustomed to looking at thingslike ladybugs, lacewings, andhydromulcher and were among the backwards and forwards. Itrichogamma wasps. first to hydroseed buffalograss for immediately read that old Dallasurban lawn-use back in the day.headline, We Will No LongerThere really is such a miraculously Be Able to Meet Our Needs Afterbeautiful, functional natural worldFor me, it was all about water 2010. out there. Just got to Look and Seeconservation. Water was for the how it wants to thrive. I love tofuture. Still is.Just picture this. A young man instay tuned-in out there and let it his late 20s thinking about makingbe. But it is more than water. Wed a home, a family, and a career. Ishow up at a clients home early had started in business for myselfWeston was born in fall of 88,in the morning with a truckload nearly 10 years earlier at age 19same day we had organized aof men and tools. By lunch wed with a borrowed shovel, rake,colorful community Prairie Picnicbring in a load of native plants and lawnmower. But everythingon The Mound. We put up ourand get them settled into their new changes when you marry. Youtipi there on top of The Moundhomes in the caringly prepared work seriously harder. Youfor out-of-town folks to use.ground. While watering them seriously plan a future. You thinkMany Comanche, Wichita, Lipan,in, deeply mind you, birds and compassionately of others still toand Arapaho dancers and theirpollinators would start coming.'