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Lawn Care Expert Paul Tukey to Visit Door County

Paul Tukey, “the Al Gore of lawn care,” as coined by The Philadelphia Inquirer, will make a couple appearances in Door County at the end of April (April 26 at Crossroads at Big Creek and April 27 at the Sustainability Fair). In preparation for his visit, Movies That Matter presents a free screening of A Chemical Reaction on April 16 at 4:30 pm at the UU Fellowship in north Ephraim.

This 70-minute Emmy-nominated documentary, produced by Tukey, tells the story of Hudson, Quebec, which banned the use of all chemical pesticides and herbicides. The resulting battle fought against the mighty chemical companies went all the way to the Supreme Court, where the town’s right to protect its citizens was upheld.

Tukey once owned a lawn care business and became seriously ill from applying chemical products. As a result he became one of the nation’s leading experts on organic lawn care and the author of the top book on the subject, The Organic Lawn Care Manual. For more information visit safelawns.org.

The Movies That Matter series exams a wide range of issues on the third Tuesday of every month.

The UU Fellowship is located at 10341 Highway 42 in north Ephraim. For more information call 920.854.7559.