Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Environmental Institute For Golf (EIFG) visits our Zero Waste Park at Dairy Creek!

Greg at the pro shop under our mission and vision demonstration
Richard (from EPA Inc.) and I could not have been more excited to host Greg Lyman from the Environmental Institute For Golf to our Zero Waste Park!  What a thrill and honor it was to have him call and let us know he would be in the area this month. 

Richard is explaining the intricacies of our composters
Richard, Jason Lewis (Cal Poly turf professor), and I spent about three hours picking Greg's brain regarding research and the relevancy of Zero Waste within the golf and turf industry.  From my perspective this meeting only solidified my already biased opinion that YES, it most definitely can. 

Greg is enthralled by the worm bins just as so many younger visitors have been while experiencing our Zero Waste Park
Discussing compost tea on our brewer platform overlooking our irrigation ponds and 8th hole at Dairy Creek Golf Course
We still have an enormous amount of work ahead of us to prove to the nay sayers that organic compost without a doubt can have a beneficial effect on water savings, pesticide usage, and fertility needs.  Rome was not built within a day, so all we have is time.  In the meantime we will continue to profess the good golf is doing being proactive about environmental efforts and how these efforts can be used at home, school, businesses, etc. 

Join us in our goal of Zero Waste golf and visit our Zero Waste Park or let me know if you have any questions.  Zero Waste benefits us all!

1 comment:

  1. This is some good information. having no waste is saving our planet....