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NOFA/Mass Statewide Organic Lawn Days: Organic Lawns for Homeowners Workshop Series

This statewide workshop series took place across the state to teach homeowners how to care for lawns without pesticides. Read more...

Pelham Public Library and School Organic Landscape Demonstration Project

Project team members installed an organic lawn at the Pelham Public Library demonstrating to residents that beautiful lawns are possible without pesticides. Read more...

Look Park Transitions to a Pesticide-Free Land Care Management Strategy

Team members of Look Memorial Park transitioned 35,000 square feet of lawn to organic management and educated the public on the importance of organic lawncare. Read more...

NOFA/Mass Municipal Organic Lawn Demonstration Projects

The Northeast Organic Farming Association worked with the towns of Ayer and Stoneham MA to establish organic lawns in public areas for demonstration. Read more...

NOFA Organic Lawn & Turf Course - Municipal Scholarships

Six Massachusetts municipal employees were awarded scholarships to attend the NOFA Organic Lawn & Turf Course in August of 2007. Read more...

Townsend Organic Lawn Care Demonstration Site

The Town of Townsend increased public awareness that organic lawn care practices provide a viable, effective and safer alternative to toxic substances currently in use by creating demonstration lawns at the Town Hall and Library and conducting other outreach activities. Read more...

Pesticide Reduction in Lowell

To goal of the project was to encourage the reduction of pesticide use on lawns in Lowell's residential and civic spaces with a non-pesticide demonstration lawn site at Tyler Park. Read more...

Center Pond Weed Project

The Center Pond Weed Project conducted hand pulling of invasive species in Center Pond in Becket to work towards the goal of eliminating the use of harmful herbicides in the local swimming lake. Read more...

Healthy Lawns for Healthy Families

A Regional Project of the Westford Water Department, 2005-2007. The Westford Water Department distributed materials about safer methods for lawn care to neighboring towns. The goal was to raise awareness of the link between pesticide use reduction and protecting water resources and human health. Read more...
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