Sustainable Lawn Care Topic of February 10 Program at Glastonbury Community Center

“On Friendly Turf” is the title of a two-part series on sustainable lawn care sponsored by The Land Heritage Coalition of Glastonbury, Inc., a local nonprofit corporation. Part I, “Before you sign your lawn care contract…” will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Glastonbury  Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles Street, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  It is free and open to the public. The second program, On Friendly Turf, Part II, “Sustainable Lawn Care,” will be held on April 1, 2015 at the same time and location.

“There is a lot of confusion and misinformation about the effects of the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers on our lawns,” states David Ahlgren president of the Land Heritage Coalition. “As part of our educational mission, we believe it’s important to provide our community with current and balanced information that will help them make choices about safe and sustainable lawn care,” Ahlgren continues. Over the course of the two evenings, “On Friendly Turf” will provide information about some of the known risks in chemical pesticide/fertilizer use, and more importantly, provide expert information on proper use of pesticides and fertilizers as well as sustainable lawn care options.

The February 10th program features highlights from a documentary film that chronicles one Canadian town’s choice to be pesticide free.  Following the film, Louis Burch from the Citizens Campaign for the Environment Connecticut and Kim O’Rourke from Project Greenlawn in Middletown, CT will offer reflections and commentary. There will be an open question and answer period as well.

For additional information about this program or other Land Heritage Coalition events, see the Land Heritage Coalition web site (, or contact Jackie Parente ( or David Ahlgren (