SafeLawns Movement Moves to Maryland
Tukey to Appear at Several Green Week Events
Paul Tukey, North America’s leading advocate for natural lawn care, will make several appearances this week as part of a Green Week celebration in southern Maryland.
On Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m., the City of Gaithersburg and the Kentlands Community Foundation GO GREEN Group will present a free screening of the Emmy nominated film, A Chemical Reaction. The screening will be held at the Kentlands Stadium 10 Theaters, 629 Center Point Way in Gaithersburg. This feature documentary tells the story of one of the most powerful and effective community initiatives in the history of North America.
The film follows the story of Hudson, Quebec, and its fight to ban the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the community, a struggle which ultimately made its way to the Canadian Supreme Court. A Chemical Reaction is a heartwarming, inspirational, human-interest story about the origin of the natural lawn care movement in Canada and the United States.
Tukey, one of the film’s stars and producers, will attend the screening and after the film will lead an informative question-and-answer session. His appearance is made possible in part by support from Glenstone.
He will also present fun-filled lectures at area schools on Thursday and Friday and conclude his visit to the region with a public lecture titled “How & Why to Grow a Beautiful Landscape Naturally” on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Howard Auditorium of Bullis School at 10601 Falls Road, Potomac, Md. The first 50 registrants will receive Tukey’s book: The Organic Lawn Care Manual. All registrants eligible for addional prizes, courtesy of Glenstone. Registration is encouraged: 301-424-4141
For more information about participating in Green Week, contact the Office of Environmental Services at 301-258-6330 or e-mail [email protected]