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"From the Ted Talk by Dennis vanEngelsdorp: A plea for bees"

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And so it's __________ the amount of _________ we've spent keeping our lawns, which are these useless __________. And so we need to rethink this idea. In fact, you know, the White House used to have sheep in front in order to help fund the war effort in World War I, which probably is not a bad idea; it wouldn't be a bad idea. I want to say this not because I'm _______ completely to mowing lawns. I think that there is perhaps some advantage to _______ lawns at a limited scale, and I think we're encouraged to do that. But I also want to reinforce some of the ideas we've heard here, because having a ______ or living by a meadow is transformational. That it is _______ that connection we can have with what's there. These milkweed ______ have grown up in my meadow over the last four years. Add to watch the different plants, or insects, that come to these flowers, to watch that — and we've heard about, you know, this relationship you can have with wine, this companion you can have as it matures and as it has these different fragrances. And this is a companion, and this is a relationship that never dries up. You never run out of that _________ as you drink this wine, too. And I _________ you to look at that.

Solution

  1. plants
  2. keeping
  3. meadow
  4. incredible
  5. biosystems
  6. amazing
  7. companion
  8. encourage
  9. opposed
  10. resources

Original Text

And so it's incredible the amount of resources we've spent keeping our lawns, which are these useless biosystems. And so we need to rethink this idea. In fact, you know, the White House used to have sheep in front in order to help fund the war effort in World War I, which probably is not a bad idea; it wouldn't be a bad idea. I want to say this not because I'm opposed completely to mowing lawns. I think that there is perhaps some advantage to keeping lawns at a limited scale, and I think we're encouraged to do that. But I also want to reinforce some of the ideas we've heard here, because having a meadow or living by a meadow is transformational. That it is amazing that connection we can have with what's there. These milkweed plants have grown up in my meadow over the last four years. Add to watch the different plants, or insects, that come to these flowers, to watch that — and we've heard about, you know, this relationship you can have with wine, this companion you can have as it matures and as it has these different fragrances. And this is a companion, and this is a relationship that never dries up. You never run out of that companion as you drink this wine, too. And I encourage you to look at that.

Important Words

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