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Organic Lawn Care Continues to Grow in Grand Rapids

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Growing Green and Midwest Grows Green equips local lawn care companies to meet rising demand for organic services.
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Did you know that all around the country, people are ditching synthetic chemicals and pesticides, and switching to organic practices to take care of their lawns?   Did you know that many lawn care companies around the country are successfully implementing cost-effective, aesthetically pleasing lawn care programs without the use of chemicals? Would you as a homeowner like to find a lawn care company in our area that cares for lawns without chemicals, but it's hard to find one that is affordable or effective? 

To help  local lawn care companies learn how to add organic to their lawn care business, Sierra Club's Growing Green, in partnership with the non-profit initiative Midwest Grows Green,  has organized an informational webinar on March 22nd:  "Adding an Organic Lawn Care Service to Your Business: A Chip Osborne Presentation."  This educational opportunity is open to all, but geared toward those in the lawn care business.  Chip Osborne is a nationally known organic lawn care expert.  The webinar also features 3 speakers from successful organic lawn care businesses.   

Register is available online for the March 22nd session.  Additionally, there are two other webinars available that week- March 24th's  "Improving Soil Health on Sports and Recreational Fields" and March 25th's "Viable and Safe Alternatives to Glyphosate." This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who manages parks, playing fields, golf courses, etc., in West Michigan to familiarize themselves with the latest information on sustainable landscape practices.

Learn more about these webinars and Midwest Grows Green Week 2021 on our website or the links in the sidebar. Funding from Stonyfield made these webinars possible. 


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