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Natural Grass Playing Field Case Study: Marblehead, MA

THE TOWN OF MARBLEHEAD, Massachusetts, has managed all of its playing fields organically since 2002. This approach had its origins in a policy adopted by Marblehead’s Board of Health in 1998, which noted the adverse health and environmental effects of pesticides and made a commitment to protecting children’s health. The town has achieved its performance goals by focusing on building and maintaining a healthy ecosystem with active microbial life in the soil and a strong root system. Key elements of the program are frequent aeration, frequent mowing, soil testing, and the use of organic fertilizer and soil amendments.

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