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VIP Dinner

The Organic Center is holding its 12th Annual VIP Dinner on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 in Anaheim, CA. With over 500 attendees expected, you won’t want to miss the largest organic business networking event at Expo West. At this celebratory fundraising dinner, you’ll hear thought-provoking keynote speakers discuss the intersection of food, farming, science and politics. A celebrity-chef-designed menu will feature delicious appetizers, delectable main courses, and mouthwatering desserts made with the finest organic ingredients. The evening will start with a cocktail reception and end with a rhythm & blues soul band — so you can count on plenty of time to connect with friends, colleagues, and the industry’s leading innovators.

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Organic lawn care results in healthier grass

Jul 28, 2013

 

Photo Credit: Blake Burkhart

Photo Credit: Blake Burkhart

As reported in a blog post on the Huffington Post written by “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute’s executive director, Rodale Institute researchers designed a trial to compare the use of compost tea versus chemical fertilizer on sod. Over the course of a month, three applications of compost tea were applied to three raised beds while fertilizer was applied to another three beds. In the beds treated with compost tea, root length was an average of two to four times longer than in the beds treated with chemical fertilizer, making those areas more resistant to drought and other environmental stress. Additionally, the amount of dormant grass was much higher in the fertilized beds, while no dormant grass was found in the compost tea-treated beds. These results show that organic lawns not only decrease the amount of fertilizer runoff, but also result in healthier grass!

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