Edina goes green part II: Using home lawns as demonstration sites to teach low-input lawn care

Perrin J. Carpenter, Mary H Meyer

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Abstract

Master Gardeners (MGs) were paired with homeowners who volunteered their lawns for demonstration sites in Edina, Minn., as part of a yearlong community-wide campaign to teach low-input lawn care. Project objectives were to 1) promote locations where community members could see low-input lawn care, 2) provide individualized instruction to homeowners via MGs, and 3) explore the feasibility of home lawns as public demonstration sites. Surveys suggest that participants changed practices because of the individual instruction from MGs. Further recommendations are given for using private homes as demonstration sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-491
Number of pages3
JournalHortTechnology
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Community education
  • Consumer horticulture
  • Master Gardeners
  • Sustainable turfgrass

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