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Did You Know You Can Eat Your Lawn (If Your Parents Don’t Kill it First)?

[caption id="attachment_5034" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="A group of students visiting the Indianapolis Museum of Art gathered outside to taste lawn "weeds" with SafeLawns founder Paul Tukey on Thursday. "][/caption] Yesterday was definitely a highlight of the whirlwind spring tour for SafeLawns. The Indianapolis Museum of Art — which features a 150-acre public botanic garden as its backdrop — wa ...

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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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Farmers Sue for Roundup Poisonings

A group of farmers from Argentina have sued Monsanto, the makers of Roundup, for "knowingly" allowing them to be poisoned while using the weed killer and other pesticides. Citing "devastating birth defects," the lawsuit filed in a Delaware court also names significant players in the tobacco industry, including the Altria Group, Philip Morris Cos., Philip Morris USA, Carolina Leaf Tobacco, and the Universal ...

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Interested in a Wildflower Meadow? Read This

In Part II of his series, Rethinking the America Lawn, David Salman — the founder of High Country Gardens — examines the historic and current role of wildflowers: http://www.safelawns.org/blog/index.php/2011/02/guest-blog-rethinking-the-american-lawn-part-ii/ ...

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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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