The MGG Lawn & Land Forum is a collaboration between MGG and the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association and supported by the North Central IPM Center to document, summarize and improve the state of Integrated Pest Management and Natural Lawn Care policies and practices locally, regionally and nationally. All summaries, findings, and resources developed from this forum will remain free and open source to turf managers, policymakers and individuals interested in applying IPM policies and programs to their work.

Next Session: “Organic Parks Workshop with Chip Osborne” in Grand Rapids


Tuesday, November 19th, 9 AM to Noon


Community Center – Commission Chamber, 750 Lakeside Dr. SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506


The City of East Grand Rapids is transitioning two parks to organic and we want to show how they will do it! Natural Lawn Care expert Chip Osborne of Osborne Organics will provide a three hour crash course covering organic park management. We will cover the importance of soil biology, cultural practices and other natural lawn care concepts. 

Who Should Attend

Managers of turf and other lands including those of park and school districts, municipalities, policymakers, non-profits, and corporate campuses.


$10 registration fee so the non-profit Midwest Grows Green can provide refreshments and continue to assist communities with organic park and natural lawn care implementation.

Register at:
With a suggested $10 donation at

More Questions

Contact Ryan Anderson at or 773-878-824