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DC Area Screening to Mark 50th Anniversary of Silent Spring

HYATTSVILLE, MD — SafeLawns founder Paul Tukey has agreed to join a panel with the Rachel Carson Council on Sunday, Sept. 9, following a screening of his Emmy nominated film, A Chemical Reaction, at Busboys & Poets in Hyattsville, Md., just north of the District of Columbia. The free screening of the film, which details the contentious origins of the organic lawn movement in Canada and the United States, be ...

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Glenstone Faces Sewer Line Hurdle in Efforts to Expand its Footprint

[caption id="attachment_5382" align="alignleft" width="540"] This is the lawn at Glenstone two years after all synthetic fertilizers and pesticides were removed and replaced by composts and other natural products.[/caption] Little more than two years ago I received what seemed to be an innocuous phone call from a woman who asked me if I could come to Maryland to help with an organic lawn renovation. As a re ...

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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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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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The Glenstone Model: A Landscape Plan for Businesses, Municipalities Everywhere

Make it a Point to Visit Maryland Museum in 2012 At the core of transformative learning theory, according to Wikipedia, is the process of "perspective transformation" with three dimensions: psychological, convictional and behavioral. True transformation in this world, according to many sources, is rare. It has taken place, however, at a magnificent facility known as Glenstone, an art museum in Potomac, Md. ...

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