Green Careers Event at Essex School, Fall 2022
Essex (full name) students were again taught the basics of Lawn Care, the benefits of Healthy Turf and what a career in Lawn Care has meant to all of the instructors. Those participating included Joe Szczechowicz, Gerry White, Luke Ford, Bill Dixon, Phyllis Hodge, and Jake Arsenault. Chris Ford helped out as a photographer. Karen Connelly spoke about associations and the many benefits of grasses and lawns, including carbon sequestration while reminding students that Phosphorus was not a part of lawn fertilizer, except in lawn establishment.
Senator Joan Lovely, an Essex grad, spoke about the many career opportunities available to graduates of Essex. She is a member of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change. The role of grasses and lawns in carbon sequestration made a positive impression.
In 2021 the students efforts resulted in a beautiful piece of turf area; following the seeding there was meaningful rainfall. In 2022 only small amounts of grass grew; little, if any rainfall had occurred. The lesson was very clear and the instructor gave a good in class lesson with student participation.
Thanks to all who took part in the 2022 Green Careers event!.
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