• There are idle spots on every farm, and every highway is bordered by an idle strip as long as it is; keep cow, plow, and mower out of these idle spots, and the full native flora, plus dozens of interesting stowaways from foreign parts, could be part of the normal environment of every citizen.

    Aldo Leopold (1989). “A Sand County Almanac, and Sketches Here and There”, p.48, Oxford University Press, USA