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This week Joe Lamp’l interviews Paul Tukey, author of The Organic Lawn Care Manual, Founder of Safelawns.org and the American Horticulture Society’s Communicator of the year in 2006. He’s also host of HGTV’s People, Places & Plants. Paul shares some very interesting news and fills us in on his busy life campaigning for safer, more eco-friendly lawns, gardens and landscapes. All that and more…
Hi everybody, it’s Joe Lamp’l and welcome to Growing a Greener World. This is a show for people who love to garden and spend time outdoors, and who really care about environmental stewardship.
This week, it’s an interview with environmental steward extraordinaire, Paul Tukey, author of The Organic Lawn Care Manual, Founder of Safelawns.org and the American Horticulture Society’s Communicator of the year in 2006. He’s also host of HGTV’s People, Places & Plants. Paul shares some very interesting news and fills us in on his busy life campaigning for safer, more eco-friendly lawns, gardens and landscapes.
Intro to Paul Tukey
Today we talk to Paul Tukey. He’s the HGTV host of People, Places & Plants, The American Horticulture Society’s 2006 Communicator of the Year, Founder of Safelawns.org and author of the Organic Lawn Care Manual. And that only scratches the surface. He put an organic lawn on the Great Mall in Washington, D.C and he’s wrapping up completion of a major film about one town in Canada’s crusade to ban lawn and garden chemicals that is now sweeping through the country. I caught up with Paul between meetings to talk about a few of these things and more.
Paul J. Tukey, www.PaulTukey.com
HGTV Co-Host & Executive Producer Publisher, People, Places & Plants magazine
Named 2006 COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR by the American Horticultural Society
Author, The Organic Lawn Care Manual, Storey Publishing ISBN 1-58017-649-6
National Spokesperson, www.safelawns.org
Paul Tukey Interview (not transcribed)
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