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What’s Really On Your Lawn: A Sustainability Event

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When you think of summer, you may conjure up an image of cookouts and soccer games being held in the backyard, with the smell of charcoal and fresh cut grass filling the air. What you probably do not think of is the multitude of chemicals that are used to maintain the grass on which you spend so much time during the summer.

In a community like Rye, it is not surprising that everyone wants the quintessential lush, green manicured lawn. In order to obtain these “perfect” lawns, we utilize fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals that are harmful to the environment and to human health.

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Fertilizer use (Credit: home depot)

There are other ways to take care of your lawn that are less harmful and still yield beautiful results. However, many people do not know how to begin to make the switch to organic lawn care and worry about a difficult process that will lead to a sub-par landscape.

In order to assuage these fears and inform the public about the negative aspects of conventional lawn care and the simple steps you can take to begin switching to more beneficial gardening practices, The Rye Town Sustainability Committee will be holding a special program.

The event will feature the founder of The Perfect Earth Project, Edwina von Gal, who has worked as a landscaper for stars such as Calvin Klein and Maya Lin. After decades as a renowned landscaper, von Gal began the Perfect Earth Project to promote organic lawn care and spread awareness about the impact of pesticides on lawns. At the event, she will speak of her experiences in helping people to phase out chemicals in favor of natural lawn care. She will also speak of how these changes can create beautiful lawns without breaking the bank.

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Edwina von gal working on landscaping (Credit:27east.com)

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions, and the entire event will be moderated by Kevin Gallagher, a green lawn care specialist and host of a popular environmentalist podcast.

The event will be held on Monday, May 21st at 7 pm at the Port Chester Senior Community Center. Admission is free.

Whether you are someone looking to switch the way you manage your lawn, someone who cares deeply about the environment, or simply a person who wants to learn more information for your health, this event will provide a lot of helpful information.

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