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MGG Lawn and Land Forum Resources

MPAC is partnering with the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association on the Midwest Grows Green Lawn & Land Forum to document, summarize, and improve the state of Integrated Pest Management and Natural Lawn Care policies and practices locally, regionally, and nationally. The Forum hosts sessions quarterly and engages practitioners from sporting fields to academics. View the

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The Whats and Whys of Mosquito Abatement Districts

Do you know your Mosquito Abatement District? MPAC’s Ruth Kerzee sheds light on these mysterious, quasi-governmental agencies When I was a kid, oh those many years ago, mosquito bites were a part and parcel of summer. No one seemed to give a hoot about them except for those unattractive, red itchy bites that sometimes kept

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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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I Spy Green!

Retailers across Greater Chicago share eco-friendly lawn & garden product information Sunday, May 6th. Enter in any one of 21 Midwest Grows Green (MGG) hardware and garden stores on Chicago Grows Green (CGG) Retailer Day, Sunday, May 6th and you will find the products and tools needed to manage your lawn and garden with limited

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Chicago Grows Green

During Chicago Grows Green Week communities, advocates, and nonprofits envision a future Chicago landscape without synthetic lawn chemicals. No pesticides, no “Keep off the Grass” signs, and no environmental and health risks. That’s the future the Midwest Pesticide Action Center (MPAC), Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, and many others hope to demonstrate during Chicago Grows Green

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Stoughton Grows Green

During Stoughton Grows Green Day, citizen action groups, nonprofits, and advocates envision a future Stoughton landscape without synthetic lawn chemicals No pesticides, no “Keep off the Grass” signs, and no environmental and health risks.  That’s the future that Sustainable Stoughton, Midwest Pesticide Action Center (MPAC), and many others hope to demonstrate during Stoughton Grows Green Day,

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The MGG Road Trip: Why it’s needed

From April 27th to May 19th, our MGG initiative crosses bridges and builds them to join volunteerism with program implementation and development. MPAC’s Ryan Anderson elaborates. This April, the City of Evanston will publish a public progress report of its Sustainable Pest Control and Pesticide Reduction Policy passed in 2010. The report summarizes all the

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Milwaukee Grows Green Weekend

During Milwaukee Grows Weekend communities, schools, and nonprofits envision a future Milwaukee landscape without synthetic lawn chemicals. No pesticides, no “Keep off the Grass” signs, and no environmental and health risks. That’s the future the Midwest Pesticide Action Center (MPAC), Milwaukee Riverkeeper, and many others hope to demonstrate during Milwaukee Grows Green Weekend, April 27th

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Springing into Natural Lawn Care

Our Midwest Grows Green providers offer their favorite spring lawn care tips As the temperature gradually creeps up, it’s time to emerge from winter hibernation and get back outside. With the thought of cookouts and block parties on the horizon, many of us want both attractive and healthy lawns for our children and pets. Whether a

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From “no way” to “why not?”

MPAC’s Ryan Anderson explores how to connect with those initially resistant to Natural Lawn Care Our natural lawn care (NLC) session at the 2018 Illinois Parks Conference last month had it all. I covered the environmental and health risks of pesticides and how to engage the community in these issues. Two NLC companies, Logic Lawn

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