Football season may be over for the players, but for some people, it’s never over. That’s what it’s like for the teams that keep the living outdoor sports fields looking good. Real grass takes real work to maintain; Especially when the turf has to look good on TV.
Even in the off-season, Hokie special teams practice kicks at Virginia Tech’s Lane Stadium so the field has to be ready. The work of keeping the living playing field ready for it’s close up is a never-ending pursuit.
Deborah Lewis is a Methodist minister who works with students at the University of Virginia. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting and shouting words of praise and damnation while watching TV. We'll let her explain in this essay she recorded at our Charlottesville studio.