Organic lawn care at the National Mall

October 18th, 2007


According to a recent article in a newsletter by, a four-acre section of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. is going green. Of course, grass is always green, right? Depends on which green.

The nonprofit is hoping to help make these four acres a model of sustainable, organic lawn care. After two years of organic care, the acres will be compared to other parts of the Mall cared for with traditional (non-organic) practices. The National Park Service and the EPA will look at the health and integrity of the organic versus non-organic lawn areas.

I’m rooting for the organic lawn of course!

The research page provides some interesting info on why pesticides are bad for us. But, never fear, they also provide a resource directory to help you help your lawn be green.


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