The MGG Lawn & Land Forum is a collaboration between MGG and the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association and supported by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources 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.

The Forum has a new resource! The MGG Lawn & Land Forum Toolkit. The Forum designed this resource to equip sports and recreational field managers with simple, but detailed, steps to limit synthetic pesticides and fertilizers on highly trafficked fields.

Next Session: “Midwest Grows Green Week”


March 22nd through 26th, 2021


Webinar series at GoToWebinar


Start growing healthy and biologically diverse turfgrass and urban landscapes by attending our week of training and informational webinars.

Who Should Attend

Managers of urban and natural land including those of Park Districts, School Districts, Municipalities, Policymakers, Non-profits, Landscaping Companies and Forest Preserve Districts


Webinars include: (1) A training workshop led by organic lawn care expert Chip Osborne to help landscape contractors add an organic lawn care service to their business, (2) a seminar that shares strategies to improve soil health on sports and recreational fields using compost and other organic matter dense materials and (3) a seminar on viable and safe alternatives to glyphosate use in shoreline, coastline and natural area management.

More Questions

Contact Ryan Anderson at or 773-878-8245

Registration Info At