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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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Midwest Grows Green 4 Year Review

Communities across Greater Chicago take a lead in pesticide reduction. This year across Greater Chicago, children can play free of worry on more than 265 acres of pledged landscapes to pesticide-free lawn care. The non-profit initiative, Midwest Grows Green (MGG), has pushed forward natural lawn care at these 265 acres, or the equivalent to 201

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Urbana Grows Green Weekend

Lawn and garden care experts share tips to manage your lawn and garden without pesticides September 7 – 11th   According to the Midwest Pesticide Action Center, a weed-free lawn doesn’t always mean a healthy lawn. “It often means incomplete,” said MPAC’s Assistant Director and Communications Manager, Ryan Anderson. “Dandelions provide a feast for honeybees

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The Alternative Lawn

Amy Cox, Co-Owner of Pro Time Lawn Seed, discusses low-input, low maintenance alternatives to the conventional, uniform lawn. The American lawn is changing. Whether driven by environmental awareness or personal taste, homeowners search for sustainable alternatives to the thirsty monoculture of the ‘perfect’ lawn that requires loads of time, fertilizers, and pesticides to maintain. By

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Ants!

MGG’s Ryan Anderson covers how to rid your yard of the most loathed pest naturally. From the questions we field at MGG, we aren’t surprised that the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reports ants as the number one nuisance pest in the US. For indoor pest control, MGG provides Integrated Pest Management (IPM) resources that

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Fighting Enemies, Cultivating Active Educators in 2017

MPAC’s Ryan Anderson calls for an all-hands-on-deck effort to eliminate pesticide misuse in 2017. The MGG Forum’s active education approach builds the foundation. 2017 started with the worst possible news for us.  On January 2nd in Amarillo, Texas four children died in their trailer home from the misuse of the toxic pesticide Aluminum phosphide. The

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