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Date Archive for October, 2012


Attention parents of kids in grades K-5! Could your child’s school use an eco-friendly outdoor makeover? If so, you should encourage your kid’s teacher to enter TurfMutt’s Spruce Up Your School Sweepstakes.   The winning school will receive a $5,000 grant to help make the grounds around your school more eco-friendly by adding trees, shrubbery [...]


As you’ve probably noticed, the TurfMutt website has gotten a makeover. It’s part of an effort by Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s Education and Research Foundation to broaden TurfMutt’s outreach across the country. With TurfMutt’s help, kids from K-5 learn how things grow, the value of personal and community green space, and [...]

Tips for Winter Container Gardening

Container gardens are one of the easiest ways to bring a little color and pizazz to your outdoor spaces. Even though the calendar says winter is on its way, it does not necessarily mean you have to stow away the ornamental flower containers for the year. With a little preparation and the right selection of plantings, [...]

Did You Know Kids with Pets are Healthier?

Good news for those who consider Fido and Felix as much a part of the family as little Johnny and Suzie. A recent study shows that kids who are around dogs and cats during their first year of life are healthier and have fewer respiratory infections than those who don’t have contact with these house [...]

TurfMutt Program Educates Kids

Heat, imbalance in Co2, contaminants from water runoff, and dust and other particulate matter in the air can create environmental problems for us all. The TurfMutt educational program, which partners with Discovery Education, uses the four characters below to help educate youth on common foes that are combatted by green space. The program helps them [...]