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PBS Program to Showcase Glenstone’s Organic Lawn

[caption id="attachment_5072" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Glenstone's lawn was a healthy green under magnificent blue skies on Tuesday. If you look closely you'll see livestock grazing near the property's massive pond."][/caption] The natural lawn care movement in the United States will get a major boost in August when Growing A Greener World, hosted by Joe Lamp'l, showcases the organ ...

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Hundreds of College Students Enjoy Lawn Games in Boston

[caption id="attachment_5026" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="A core group of volunteers made the Tag, Toss & Run field day run smoothly at Northeastern University in Boston on Monday. "][/caption] BOSTON — Facing the start of final exams later this week, hundreds of college students at Northeastern University left the confines of their dorms and the library to join SafeLawns founder Paul Tukey for a ...

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Job Opening: Glenstone Seeks Grounds Superintendent

ART MUSEUM KNOWN FOR HISTORIC ORGANIC TRANSFORMATION [caption id="attachment_5020" align="alignleft" width="324" caption="Glenstone plans to add the position of grounds superintendent. "][/caption] For nearly two years the SafeLawns Foundation has helped coordinate one of the most historically significant organic landscape transformations in North America. We are now being asked to help find the project’s n ...

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Captain Planet Unveils Tag, Toss & Run Book

[caption id="attachment_5011" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Authors Paul Tukey and Victoria Rowell share their new book with Captain Planet at the foundation's Friday night reception in Atlanta."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5013" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Hosts Laura Turner Seydel and Rutherford Seydel, right, welcomed Atlanta Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli along with Paul and V ...

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Chicago Summit Showcases Organic Success Stories

[caption id="attachment_4969" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Golf course superintendent Paul Cushing discusses the impact of gypsum on his course while fellow panelists Peter Wild (Boston Tree Preservation), left, Dr. William Sadler (Bradfield Organics), Dr. George Snyder (University of Florida) and Craig Dick (Calcium Products) listen in."][/caption] Bringing together pioneers in the ever-expanding ...

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A Man Named Fritz, A Process Called Fracking . . . And Your Front Lawn

[caption id="attachment_4952" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Fritz Haber, one of the two men who made cheap synthetic chemical lawn fertilizer possible."][/caption] IF YOU'RE LIKE MILLIONS OF NORTH AMERICANS this weekend, you might have mowed your lawn for the first time. It probably felt good and smelled good, too, with all that freshly cut grass emitting an pleasant aroma that's become widely embl ...

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Hunger Games Offers New Hope for the Dandelion

[caption id="attachment_4944" align="alignleft" width="360" caption="This dandelion, growing in a sidewalk, was spotted this morning."][/caption] I spotted my first dandelion today. Warmed by the surrounding pavement, it was popping up through a corner crack in a sidewalk. Every year when the first dandelion sighting happens, usually later than this year, I quietly pay homage to my late grandmother, for who ...

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More Than A Million People Send Message: Stop Bee-Killing Pesticide in its Tracks

It has taken several years for science to catch up with common sense in the nonsense known as colony collapse disorder in bees. It was obvious to us more than five years ago that a class of pesticides known as neonicotines — imidacloprid, chothianidin and others — was responsible for wiping out millions of beehives in North America. In the past year report after report from the scientific community has conf ...

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