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Natural Lawn Care Workshop for Professionals and Municipalities



Natural Lawn Care Workshop for landscape companies, turf managers, municipalities, and school districts


March 21, 2012


$125, Discounts available for multiple registrants


Indiana University Northwest John W. Anderson Library/Conference Center
3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408  See Map

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Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn
about the latest in natural lawn care techniques
and principles, plus explore how to expand your
clientele and develop a profitable program. Indiana 3b CCHs are available.

Chip Osborne,renowned natural lawn care expert

8:00-8:30 Registration

8:30-8:45 Introduction and Welcome
Rachel Rosenberg, Safer Pest Control Project and Joe Exl, NIRPC

8:45-10:00 Introduction to a Systems Approach to Natural Turf Management Chip Osborne

10:00-10:30 Phosphorus Laws and Indiana: Past, Present, and Future Marija Watson, Indiana Wildlife Federation

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Its All About the Soil Chip Osborne

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-2:00 Horticultural Practices for Natural Lawns
Chip Osborne

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-2:45 Alternatives to Lawn: Native Plants and Sustainable Landscaping Mark O'Brien, Cardno JFNew

2:45-3:45 The Best of the Rest: Addressing Expectations, Sports Turf, Costs, and Transitional Lawns Chip Osborne

3:45-4:00 Wrap-up and evaluations

Registration is open.


Chip Osborne

President, Osborne Organics