The grass is greener at DC's National Mall.

Author:Scheer, Roddy
Position:THIS WEEK - SafeLawns.org's organic maintenance program - Brief article
 
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October 15, 2007

The National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have teamed up with the nonprofit SafeLawns.org in making over a four-acre section of the National Mall in Washington, DC according to sustainable, organic lawn care practices. SafeLawns.org is currently working to plow the plot, and over the next two weeks will add compost along with other natural soil amendments and fertilizers before reseeding the area. The organization, which formed just last year with the goal of creating a broad-based coalition of for-proft and nonprofit organizations committed to educating society about the benefits of organic lawn care and gardening, will oversee a two-year organic maintenance program on the acreage, and NPS and EPA will compare the health and integrity of the plot to other parts of the Mall managed along traditional...

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