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The National Turfgrass Federation is now partnering with the U.S. National Arboretum in developing an initiative exploring turfgrass and the turfgrass industry. The initiative, entitled ‘Grass Roots', will run for four years and features an outdoor turfgrass exhibit, as well as programs, symposia, demonstrations, workshops and so much more. The turfgrass industry has been instrumental in contributing funding to hire a Grass Roots Coordinator and to develop and install the outdoor turf exhibit. We now need your help to raise the funding necessary to maintain the exhibit for the next four years. Information on Grass Roots can be found on the left side of our main page.
LATEST NEWS - The Grass Roots outdoor exhibit will officially open to the public on October 17, 2014. A schedule of fun activities are planned for the weekend of October 18 & 19.

Grass Roots and turfgrass information from the National Arboretum
The Benefits of Turfgrass to the Economy, Environment and Society

Have you ever wondered how turfgrasses affect the world we live in? Click on the following links to read more about turfgrass, its benefits, function and utility.

The Role of Turf in Environmental Protection by Dr. James Beard and Dr. Robert Green

Turfgrass Benefits and Issues by Dr. John C. Stier and others



A four year Initiative that focuses on the uses, management,, benefits and value of turf.
More Information on Grass Roots

  Grass Roots is a Cooperative Initiative of the U.S. National Arboretum, USDA-ARS and the National Turfgrass Federation, Inc.

‘Grass Roots' Sponsors

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Irrigation Assiciation
Project Evergreen
Atlantic Seed Association
Maryland Turfgrass Association