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Join Barry Zucker, Beyond Pesticides Ohio

Creating Safe and Affordable Organic Lawns

Friday, March 22, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Rocky River Memorial Hall
COMMUNITY ROOM
21016 Hilliard Blvd.
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

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 disease control, aerating, over seeding, 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 public 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 Cuyahoga County have already banned Lawn Pesticides from all city and county-owned property. University Circle’s Wade Oval also recently went organic. In 2011, Connecticut 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 ecosystem. Many commonly used pesticides have been associated with elevated risks for acquiring asthma, childhood leukemia, learning disabilities and Parkinson’s disease.
Light Refreshments provided

Preregistration is encouraged by contacting (On site registration at 8:30 am)
Barry Zucker, Beyond Pesticides Ohio
[masked] or email: [masked]

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  • Suzy W.

    This sounded really interesting, but I could not go due to conflicting obligations. Any comments from those that attended? I hate using anything on my weeds in my lawn, but definitely need inexpensive ways to keep it looking better.

    March 24, 2013

  • s

    Thank you

    March 4, 2013

  • Kait

    My lawn is in a sorry state because I refuse to use pesticides. Looking forward to learning how to care for my yard properly!

    March 3, 2013

  • Sandie A. S.

    I will not be able to attend but I am happy to post this for vegan friend Barry Zucker from Beyond Pesticides Ohio, who does so much to educate the public and to make our environment safe!

    March 3, 2013

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