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Organic Lawn Care Projects

Organically managed grass looks great and is a viable and cost effective option. TURI has supported a variety of projects related to organic grass care, including municipalities transitioning acres of fields from pesticide use to organic.

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...

The Field Fund

The Field Fund, Inc. of Martha’s Vineyard is working to preserve and maintain Martha’s Vineyard’s athletic playing fields using an organic, systems-based approach rather than installing synthetic fields. By not installing synthetic fields, the Island community aims to preserve its natural landscapes, protect ponds, fragile habitats and single source aquifer, as well as protect young athletes from toxic exposures. To improve maintenance on natural grass playing fields, The Field Fund is purchased an aerator. This is part of a larger effort to eliminate the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides and develop an organic management plan for playing fields on Martha’s Vineyard. Read more...

Look Park, Northhampton 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...