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Do-Over in Durango: Western Town Goes Organic After All

By Joseph Boardman for SafeLawns [caption id="attachment_5610" align="alignleft" width="324"] Tricia Gourley is a lead member of the group of Durango, Colorado, citizens who advocated for organic lawn care protocols on city property.[/caption] DURANGO, CO. — Completely reversing its course of action in a span of two weeks, the city council of this western community voted unanimously Wednesday night to adopt ...

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The Marblehead Organic Lawn Videos: The Ones the Chemical Industry Never Wanted Anyone to See

[caption id="attachment_5582" align="alignleft" width="432"] Chip Osborne, left, has made a career out of teaching other municipalities how to follow the example of his hometown, Marblehead, Mass.[/caption] STORY OF FIRST U.S. TOWN TO BAN PESTICIDES NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE It was, nearly a decade ago, one of the transformative moments in my personal career as an organic lawn care advocate. When the crew for o ...

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Without Weed ‘n Feed and Roundup on Playgrounds, the Children of Yesteryear Still Played

[caption id="attachment_5511" align="alignleft" width="540"] This photo, from 101 years ago, shows families gathered on the organic lawn of the White House for an Easter Egg hunt. [/caption] Raise your hand if, like me, you're over the age of 50. If your hand is in the air, that means you recall a different time and place with a whole lot less stuff. You probably remember not having a cellphone, a Wii or an ...

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