Learn to Care for Your Chicago Lawn Naturally

March 20, 2011

You’ve taken steps to clean your Chicago home with environmentally friendly products. Now, how about your lawn?

If you are ready to have a safe and sustainable lawn that’s green in more than just color, you might be interested in a one-day workshop on Natural Lawn Care.

Set for Wednesday, March 23 at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, participants can go with one of two tracks: Implementing Natural Lawn Care on Your Property or Running a Natural Lawn Care Business.

Topics covered include:

*Sustainability and Natural Lawns

*Soil and Healthy Landscapes

*Transitioning to Natural Lawn Care

*Budgets and Saving Money

*Public Messaging

The featured speaker is Chip Osborne, President of Osborne Organics, who has more than 30 years of experience in the industry.

Other experts include:

*Mike Nowak of “The Mike Nowak Show” on WCPT820 AM, Chicago

*Richard Hentschel, Extension Specialist Green Industry Programming with the University of Illinois

*Laura Killian, Water Quality Educator with the Lake Champlain Sea Grant, University of Vermont

The cost of the workshop is $150 and lunch is included. Group discounts are available.

This is an ideal workshop for landscape companies, homeowner associations, public employees and homeowners who want environmentally friendly lawns.

What: Natural Lawn Care Workshop

When: Wednesday, March 23; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Oakton Community College, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines

Cost: $150

Visit: For more information and to register, visit

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