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Espoma Joins SafeLawns Movement

For Immediate Release 3/22/2011

Pioneer in Organics Supports Educational Initiative


MILLVILLE, N.J. — As part of an ongoing effort to reinforce its commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability, The Espoma Company announces a partnership with the SafeLawns Foundation to support educational programs for natural lawn care and gardening in 2011.

SafeLawns, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2006, offers free how-to videos for homeowners at, as well as educational sessions for do-it-yourselfers and professionals across the United States and Canada. The Foundation’s mission is educating gardeners on how to make the transition from synthetic chemical to natural organic landscape maintenance programs.

“The Espoma Company has been the pioneer in natural organics since 1929, and is committed to educating and promoting the benefits that natural and organic gardening products provide to gardeners, communities, and the environment. We are proud to partner with Paul Tukey and the Safelawns Foundation to help with that educational process,” says Espoma Vice President Jeremy Brunner.

“We’re delighted to be working with Espoma, the nation’s leader in organic fertilizer options,” said Tukey, the SafeLawns founder and author of The Organic Lawn Care Manual (Storey 2007). “I’m so impressed that a family-owned company founded 82 years ago is making such a concerted modern-day effort to reduce its carbon footprint — from updating its factory, to the installation of a state-of-the-art solar energy system, to committing resources toward teaching, for many folks, a new way of gardening with natural products. It’s very impressive.”

For a listing of SafeLawns’ educational initiatives, visit:


ABOUT ESPOMA: The Espoma Company is a fourth generation, family-owned business that has been the pioneer in organic gardening since 1929. Espoma products work in harmony with nature to grow beautiful lawns & gardens, preserve natural resources, and make a greener world for future generations. Espoma offers a complete selection of natural plant foods, lawn foods, control products, and potting mixes that are available nationwide. For additional information, visit or find them on Facebook.

About The Author

Paul Tukey

An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

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  • Craig Dick

    Glad to have them!

  • Mercer Rogers

    Thank you, Espoma. Thank you, EcoSMART, Seventh Generation, Actinovate, Milorganite and all the other companies that make SafeLawns possible. Tens of thousands of people have stopped using toxic pesticides and wasteful chemical fertilizers because of the efforts of SafeLawns and Paul Tukey in the past few years. Honestly, it would be difficult to think of a non-profit organization accomplishing more for the environment and human health in the world today on a per capita basis. It brings tears of joy to my eyes.

    We’ll wipe out chemical lawn fertilizers and pesticides in this lifetime because of SafeLawns efforts and we’ll all be able to say we were there!!!!
    Mercer Rogers, Nashville, Tn.

  • Matt Fisher

    Awesome! I have already located their local distributor and plan to give them a visit.
    Matt Fisher, Kansas City, Mo.

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