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Why we soil test…

MGG turf and soil scientists discuss the most important step to transitioning fields to pesticide-free This fall our soil and turf scientists Vytas Pabedinskas, of Save our Soil, LLC, and Alec McClennan, of Good Nature Organic Lawn Care, visited the pilot fields for our natural lawn care technical assistance program.  They conducted soil tests at

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East Grand Rapids goes Organic on its Parks

East Grand Rapids, Stonyfield and local partners lead the transition to organic Children can play free of synthetic pesticides at two East Grand Rapids parks this year and into the future. Stonyfield Organic, the nation’s leading organic yogurt company, has teamed up with Midwest Grows Green and the Sierra Club Greater Grand Rapids to help

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New Case Study-Anthony Nied

Midwest Grows Green is thrilled to announce we have released a new case study for lawnandland.org! We had the privilege to speak with Anthony Nied the Owner and Founder of Safe & Simple Organic Lawns. He talked about his expertise in the organic lawn care industry. His company Safe and Simple Organic Lawns offers organic

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Hello from Valerie McGoldrick

Hello Midwest Grows Green supporters and partners, I am incredibly excited to be representing MGG during Ryan’s leave. I firmly believe in the mission of MGG! Ryan and all of you have done incredible work over the years! I have loved learning about all the parks that have been transitioned to organic, and all the

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A New Pathway for Myself and MGG

MGG’s Ryan Anderson announces a 6-month leave to pursue a life goal of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail I gave my first natural lawn care presentation to a group of ten concerned citizens.  I’ll confess that I was woefully unprepared to speak as a lawn care expert four years ago. Despite taking a college Botany course,

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MGG End Of The Year Ask

MGG’s Ryan Anderson covers our work in 2019 and a great opportunity to increase pesticide-free spaces in 2020 Dear Midwest Grows Green partners, supporters and friends, I’d like to share a wonderful offer from our sponsor Stonyfield.  Before I do this, please let me catch you up on our work. 2019 has been a monumental

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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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