The Living Lawn, “Simple Steps to Organic Lawn Care”©

The Living Lawn - Thursday February 13, 2014, 6:30 PM, Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room
Free and Open to the Public, Presented by The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project (WCCP) & Wellesley Free Library

Tuesday April 15th at 7 p.m., Wellesley Free Library

Come learn about how to have a great lawn and stay healthy too…

Chip Osborne will discuss some compelling reasons why we should consider a natural approach to lawn care.  Public health, children’s health, storm-water runoff, and water quality issues are all reasons why we should begin to reduce our dependence on synthetic and chemical products to grow our lawns and gardens.

Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room
Free and Open to the Public
Presented by The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project (WCCP) & Wellesley Free Library

Charles E. (“Chip”) Osborne is a professional horticulturist with 35 years experience in the green industry. He has attended the University of Massachusetts Green School and is a NOFA Accredited Land Care Professional. He has been an elected member of the Town of Marblehead Recreation, Parks, and Forestry Commission for the past 12 years and currently serves as chair.

In 2008 he founded Osborne Organics, a company that provides natural turf consulting services to business, municipal, and institutional clients.  A major focus of the business is providing education in the area of natural turf management.  Chip developed A Systems Approach to Natural Turf Management™ as a method of maintaining turf without the use of toxic chemicals.

Chip’s approach will be to share the mission of pesticide reduction and elimination through an “Awareness Through Education” program.  Armed with sound information about these products, we can then make informed decisions about how we choose to take care of our properties.

Chip will then present “Simple Steps to Organic Lawn Care”©, a detailed approach to a natural lawn care program. Basic steps will be outlined and explained in a common sense approach.

The presentation will also address what we can do at the municipal level to reduce our negative impact on human health and the environment by the continued use of synthetic products to maintain our public spaces.