Compost amendment helps to develop healthy soils. IFSC partner organizations Midwest Grows Green and its parent organization, the IPM Institute of North America, advocate for, and help organizations and individuals learn about and implement, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices. IPM strategies develop healthier, safer, more pleasant, and more sustainable sports and recreational fields and other landscapes. Promoting IPM can promote compost market development!

On October 24, 2019, MGG/IPM had a 4-year-anniversary celebration event at Patagonia in Lincoln Park. Radio host Mike Nowak, of the Mike Nowak Show on WCGO, emceed a panel discussing organic landscaping and IPM practices. Panelists included Evanston-based organic landscapers Steve Neumann (owner, Logic Lawn Care) and Mark Wise (Greenwise founder). National IPM and organic sports turf management expert Chip Osborne of Osborne Organics and Ryan Anderson of MGG/IPM completed the panel.

Please follow this link to enjoy a video of this interesting and informative discussion:

Screen capture from video of Mike Nowak Show, featuring host and panelists in conversation at Patagonia