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Hand-Powered Mower

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Steve Kilbride

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Twenty years ago, Steve Kilbride decided to try out a hand-powered lawnmower for ecological reasons, and he's never looked back. Today, he is the owner of Kindest Cut, a lawn care service that runs on elbow grease instead of gasoline--using only manual lawn tools. He calls the sound his hand-powered mower makes "hypnotic," and says that when he's out cutting grass around town, curious neighbors often stop to chat with him about lawn-mowing memories from their younger days.