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Web URL(s):http://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/ressum/2016/250.pdf
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Author(s):Morris, Kevin
Author Affiliation:National Turfgrass Federation
Title:'Grass Roots' initiative summary - 2016
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Source:Turfgrass and Environmental Research Program: 2016 Research Summaries. 2016, p. 250-254.
Publishing Information:[New York, New York]: The United States Golf Association Green Section
# of Pages:5
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Education program profile; Public relations; Turf values; Turfgrass industry
Facility Names:Grass Roots, U.S. National Arboretum, in Washington, D.C.
Note:Pictures, color
USGA Summary Points:The Maryland SoccerPlex 1-acre 'Grass Roots' exhibit in Boyds, MD was built in 2016 and will be maintained by SoccerPlex staff. A Maryland Department of Agriculture NIFA grant helped fund the construction. The Arboretum 'Grass Roots' exhibit hosted an estimated 30,000 visitors/year in 2015 and 2016. The 'Grass Roots' website (www.usna.usda.gov/Education/turfgrass.html) complements the educational concepts in the exhibit and contains information about the benefits of turrfgrass, basic lawn care information, and links to each states turfgrass extension education website In 2016, 'Grass Roots' coordinator Geoff Rinehart conducted 6 lawn care workshops and hosted tours for several groups visiting the exhibit, including the Chesapeake Conservation Landscape Council, Biltmore Estate staff, master gardeners, the Professional Grounds Maintenance Society, and USDA-ARS administration staff. Plans for 2017 include adding another display at the Arboretum featuring USDA turf research (Spring), host part of the ITRC pre-conference tour (July), hosting a Turfgrass Summit (Fall), and additional outreach to school/youth and horticulture professional groups.
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Morris, K. 2016. 'Grass Roots' initiative summary - 2016. USGA Turfgrass Environ. Res. Summ. p. 250-254.
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