Grass Roots Exhibit Sodding Help

  • 15 May 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • National Arboretum


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The Grass Roots Initiative:
A Science-Based Focus on Turfgrass

Turfgrasses impact Americans in many ways on a daily basis. Millions of acres of turfgrass on home lawns, golf courses, commercial landscapes, roadsides, parks, athletic fields, and
sod farms improve our quality of life by providing open space, recreational and business opportunities, enhanced property values, and the conservation of important natural resources. However, there are growing concerns about the use of water, fertilizer, pesticides, fossil fuels and machinery on turf establishment and maintenance. In addition, many Americans are uninformed or misinformed about the benefits of turfgrass to society and the environment. The National Arboretum’s Grass Roots Initiative is a 4-year program focused on the science behind turfgrass.

As a MAAGCS member, you have an opportunity to aid in this initiative.  Geoff Rinehart has fought through the weather and now has slated Friday as the day to lay sod on the golf portion of the exhibit.   Geoff is looking for help on Friday to put down sod and put some finishing touches on the par 3 hole.  The event will be from 10-2 and you should bring your lunch.  

The MAAGCS along with many other associations have a vested interest in supporting this initiative.  Being able to communicate the benefits of turfgrass to the general public will always be important for our industry.  It is important that we all stay involved with this initiative and help support the Arborteum’s “commitment to helping citizens, including national decision-makers, understand new and emerging science underlying our nation’s beautiful lawns, athletic fields and gardens.”  

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