Phyllis Theermann

grass lawn

For those looking to have healthy lawns, grab the guide that Sarah Little,Ph.D., and Wellesley resident created when managing Wellesley’s original pesticide reduction campaign. The simple pesticide management guide is available at town hall. Sarah, and Integrated Pest Management expert Chip Osborne, along with Wellesley town arborist Cricket Vlass inspired many of us at the largest Green Collaborative meeting last week with ideas for pesticide-free alternatives for healthy, beautiful lawns which you can have too!

Wellesley College reported that all of its fields are organic. The College is moving towards that for the golf course too as they work for their The Audubon Certification. This award winning education and certification program helps golf courses protect our environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf.  Wellesley Country Club’s new executive course is also striving for this certification.

The Town would like to start a peer group list of Organic landscapers. Please email us at with names of companies you recommend, and we will share the list.