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Urbana Grows Green Weekend

Lawn and garden care experts share tips to manage your lawn and garden without pesticides September 7 – 11th   According to the Midwest Pesticide Action Center, a weed-free lawn doesn’t always mean a healthy lawn. “It often means incomplete,” said MPAC’s Assistant Director and Communications Manager, Ryan Anderson. “Dandelions provide a feast for honeybees

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Ants!

MPAC’s Ryan Anderson covers how to rid your yard of the most loathed pest naturally. From the questions we field at MPAC, we aren’t surprised that the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reports ants as the number one nuisance pest in the US. For indoor pest control, MPAC provides Integrated Pest Management (IPM) resources that minimize access

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Springing into Natural Lawn Care

Our Midwest Grows Green providers offer their favorite spring lawn care tips As the temperature gradually creeps up, it’s time to emerge from winter hibernation and get back outside. With the thought of cookouts and block parties on the horizon, many of us want both attractive and healthy lawns for our children and pets. Whether a

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The MGG 2 year review

MPAC’s Ryan Anderson recaps MGG’s progress the past two years and the work we still need to do in 2018. On October 21st, MPAC completed its last Midwest Grows Green Kickoff Event of 2018 with the help of Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition. I’m happy that our last stop for 2018 was in Elmhurst, because in many

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Dieting your lawn

Your lawn’s out of shape! MPAC’s Ryan Anderson constructs a workout and diet plan for your lawn with help from a soil test. We need to manage our lawn’s soil similar to how one approaches a diet. The best dieters do their research beforehand by weighing themselves, tracking their eating and exercise schedule from weeks

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Fighting Enemies, Cultivating Active Educators in 2017

MPAC’s Ryan Anderson calls for an all-hands-on-deck effort to eliminate pesticide misuse in 2017. The MGG Forum’s active education approach builds the foundation. 2017 started with the worst possible news for us.  On January 2nd in Amarillo, Texas four children died in their trailer home from the misuse of the toxic pesticide Aluminum phosphide. The

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Prepare your roots for a healthy new year!

October is your last and most important chance to feed your lawn and ready it for next spring. Make it count! Says Shay Lunseth, co-founder of Organic Lawns by LUNSETH in Minneapolis. Fall introduces new beginnings.  A new school year where we take in knowledge to grow our minds and prepare for a bright future.  Fall, also,

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