Ohio Dept. of Transportation spokesman likens traffic sound-reducing wall to Chia Pet

A Cleveland Plain Dealer journalist/blogger writes:

"The Ohio Department of Transportation will test a 12-foot-high wall of stacked, 70-pound bags sprouting plants and grass as an innovative way to muffle highway sound."

ODOT spokesman Scott Varner said: "It is like a Chia (Pet) wall – basically filling bags with dirt and seed, watering it and watching it grow up and out."

Read more: blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/07/sound_wall_made_of_vegetation.html