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Creating Safe and Affordable Organic Lawns
What: A free, comprehensive three-hour training session on how to implement an organic turf program. Training will be introduced by Beyond Pesticides Ohio staff and led by natural turf expert Alec McLennan, President of Good Nature Organic Lawn Care. Topics Include proper soil testing, organic fertilizing, natural weed and dis-ease control, aerating, overseeding, proper mowing, watering, special needs for playing fields and how going organic can save money.
For Whom: Geared toward institutional facilities and grounds managers, city pub-lic works managers, real-estate developers, landscapers, sustainability coordinators, green team members, schools, churches, businesses and any place that has turf where people, especially children, congregate. Interested citizens are also welcome.
Why: Your organization can protect people's health and the environment and also save money by transitioning to organic turf practices. Cleveland Heights and Cuya-hoga County have already banned Lawn Pesticides from all city and county-owned property. University Circle’s Wade Oval also recently went organic. In 2011, Con-necticut and New York State banned lawn pesticides on all school grounds and playing fields. The reasons are clear: pesticide exposure is dangerous to people and the eco-system. Many commonly used pesticides have been associated with elevated risks for acquiring asthma, childhood leukemia, learning disabilities and Parkinson’s disease.
Lawn Care without Chemicals
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Safe Lawn and Garden Campaign
What do New York City, San Francisco, Cleveland Heights and Middleburg Heights have in common? They all have banned toxic lawn chemicals from city properties!
Upcoming Organic Lawn Care Training Sessions
Training Session Dates and Locations:
Tuesday, January 15, 9 am to noon
Hathaway Brown School
19600 North Park Boulevard
Wednesday, February 13, 9 am to noon
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
2600 South Park Boulevard
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Mayfield Village Civic Center - Reserve Hall 6622 Wilson Mills Road / Mayfield Village, OH 44143
The Sessions are Free, email us or call to pre-register today!
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
9 am to noon
Juvenile Justice Center
9300 Quincy Ave
Cleveland Ohio 44106