“Grass is the forgiveness of nature – her constant benediction.
Its tenacious fibers hold the earth in its place, and prevent its soluble components from washing into the sea. It invades the solitude of deserts, climbs the inaccessible slopes and forbidding pinnacles of mountains, modifies climates and determines the history, character and destiny of nations…
Grass yields no fruit in earth or air, and yet should its harvest fail for single year, famine would depopulate the world.”
~ John Ingalls, U.S. Senator , 1873-1891