We’re closing in on our Midwest Grows Green (MGG) Healthy Lawns Fundraiser on October 29th, so we wanted to share the 10 reasons to attend.
Each week, this blog will add a new reason.
Hear pesticide reduction stories from advocates like Amy Joyce! Amy pushed her village of Whitefish Bay, WI to reduce their synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and will share this information at both our MGG Healthy Lawns Fundraiser and MGG Lawn & Land Forum Workshop. Learn more from our interview with her at bit.ly/MGGfundR5.
Attend our Healthy Lawns Fundraiser Monday, October 29th, 5 to 8 pm, at Good City Brewing to support advocates like Amy and pesticide reduction work in Milwaukee. Tickets are available for $45 at bit.ly/MGGfundraiser18
Foster environmentally-friendly consumer behavior! Products of organic fertilizers, natural pesticides, and compost only accounted for 8% of lawn and garden sales in 2015. In Milwaukee, Midwest Grows Green works to place these products on equal footing with their toxic synthetic chemical counterparts through implementing its Point-of-Purchase program at Puhl’s True Value, Village Outdoor Living, and Village Ace Hardware Prospect.
Healthy Communities! More than 40 individuals have taken the Midwest Grows Green Pledge to reduce their synthetic lawn pesticide and fertilizer use across Milwaukee County. Each new commitment helps MPAC reduce synthetic chemicals in your own community and communities across the Midwest.
Green and Healthy Schools! In 2018 MPAC staff helped Highland Community School implement a natural lawn care management plan for its playgrounds, organized a sustainable landscaping career informational session for three horticulture classes at Harold S. Vincent High School, and participated for the second time in the Milwaukee Green Schools Conference. Children are the most vulnerable to pesticide use both indoors and out. MPAC has already held meetings or conversations with a couple of Milwaukee-area schools and districts for natural lawn care implementation in 2019, but needs your support to eliminate lawn pesticide and fertilizer use on these spaces where children learn and play!
MPAC’s Ryan Anderson will share his comedic take on common lawn weeds.
Because if you purchase before Monday, October 1st, you’ll get food, beer, and entertainment for a low price of $35!