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The EPA has developed a series of new videos to encourage homeowners and communities to adopt healthy lawn care practices.  The video series was created as an educational tool to assist federal, state, and local government agencies, master gardeners, and community based groups with existing outreach and efforts to educate homeowners, garden clubs, civic associations, and others toward developing a healthy, environmentally friendly lawn.  Specific topics addressed through the video series include: Testing Your Soil; Mowing; Watering; Weeds and Pest Control; Fertilizing; Aerate Your Soil, and Controlling Run-Off.

Go here to view the video series:  some great lawn care videos .

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Teachers and Master Gardener volunteers planning to conduct school gardening programs can find a wealth of information from 2 videos that include Starting a School Garden and Components of a Successful School Garden . These  videos, produced by the University of Maryland Extension Service, provide an excellent overview and guide for developing a successful educational, fun and involved school gardening program.

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