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Champaign County Grows Green Weekend

Starting October 17-19, local authorities & non-profits band together to create an infrastructure for the use of compost in turfgrass management. Brown gold. That’s what Urbana local authorities & non-profits have dubbed natural compost and healthy soils.  “Urbana supports the natural lawn care approach to reduce the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and instead

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Spoil Your Soil: The Benefits of Composting

When did you last treat your grass with “brown gold” to keep it happy and resilient? MGG’s 2018 Spring Intern Ellicia Sanchez discusses the importance of compost. Just like any house that requires a sturdy foundation to withstand rain, wind and other external pressures, your lawn needs healthy, organic matter to breathe, hold nutrients and

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Ignore your turf! Worry about the bottom-dwellers (literally)

MGG’s Ryan Anderson covers the amazing life and diversity found in the place you’d least expect: your lawn’s soil. The most bio diverse ecosystem on earth does not reside in the Great Barrier Reef or the Amazon. NO, it lives right in your backyard! Just one cup of soil can contain 200 billion bacteria, 20

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