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SafeLawns Movement Heads West

National Organic Lawn Expert to Visit Durango Town Will Screen Film A Chemical Reaction DURANGO, CO. — With Durango’s elected officials facing an upcoming vote on the Organically Managed Parks Ordinance, a group of local citizens has invited the nation’s leading expert on the subject to visit the city Aug. 20-21. Paul Tukey, founder of SafeLawns.org and author of the best-selling book, The Organic Lawn Care ...

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A Legacy Revealed: Glenstone Showcases its Organic Lawn for the Masses

[caption id="attachment_5462" align="alignleft" width="540"] The organic lawn makeover at Glenstone, a modern art museum in Potomac, Md., is showcased by Joe Lamp'l's Growing a Greener World on PBS.[/caption] Barely two years from the initial phone call for our consultative services, one of our primary clients — Glenstone — takes a bow today with the airing of an organic lawn care special on Growing A Green ...

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Former Scotts Exec Joins SafeLawns Founder to Launch Consulting Firm

Paul Tukey, Mark Long Form Organic Green Pros FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 4, 2012 Consulting Firm to Focus on Sustainability, Safety Expecting their first child in 2010, Emily and Mitchell Rales decided they could no longer conduct business as usual on the landscape of their massive estate known as Glenstone. “When we, as owners, decided we wanted 100 percent organic protocols for our landscape maintenance p ...

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Boys & Girls Clubs, SafeLawns Find Common Ground

[caption id="attachment_5125" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="The popular Finnish game Molkky was a big hit with the crowd at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America national convention in San Diego on Friday."][/caption] Calling the Boys & Girls Clubs of America attendees inspirational community leaders, SafeLawns founder Paul Tukey challenged the organization to help keep communities across the nation pe ...

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Tag, Toss & Run Showcase Wows Disney Audiences

Paul Tukey, the co-author of Tag, Toss & Run, was on hand this week at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival where he showcased his new book and talked about the importance of sustainable lawn care and landscaping. These photos were contributed by Disney photographer Ron Riccio: [caption id="attachment_4991" align="alignleft" width="587" caption="SafeLawns Founder Paul Tukey explains that part of his mission i ...

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Clover is Making a Lawn Comeback

[caption id="attachment_4933" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="'Dark Dancer,' a four-leaf clover perennial intended for use in gardens, was initially bred with the Dutch white clover most commonly found on lawns."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4935" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Dutch white clover is already greening on this northern lawn. The clover helps feed the surrounding grass plan ...

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Final Preparation: College To Send Students Outdoors to Play

BOSTON, MASS. — On April 17, one of the last full days of classes for the spring semester at Boston's Northeastern University, administrators have come up with an old-fashioned way to help students decompress before final exams. Paul Tukey, author of Tag, Toss & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games and founder of the Lawn Games for Life campaign, will offer a lecture and book signing in the university library at noon ...

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National Pesticide Forum Set to Convene in New Haven, Ct.

NOTE: SafeLawns members receive $10 off registration to this conference FROM BEYOND PESTICIDES With Members of Congress attempting to gut pesticide protections from the Clean Water Act and state legislators threatening to repeal Connecticut’s historic pesticide ban on school grounds, environmentalists from the Northeast and beyond are joining with researchers, authors, beekeepers, organic business leaders, ...

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