In Northampton, Massachusetts this summer, several homeowners are tearing up their asphalt driveways in order to recover green space. Paige Bridgens is one of them. This week she went to work on her drive with a diamond-edge saw and an eco-friendly philosophy. We followed Paige's efforts in order to find out why she's choosing green over grey.
First aired on WXOJ-LP Northampton, 103.3FM on August 27, 2006 as the "Landscapes of Community" segment, part of the station's weekly Community Radio Program.
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HOST INTRO: For many, gardening is a favorite summer pastime. However, in Northampton, Massachusetts, gardening isn't as simple as it used to be. This year, several of the town's residents are seeking garden space where once there was asphalt. Jon Keesecker of WXOJ-LP spoke with one local resident who is "depaving" her driveway to make room for green space.