Organic Lawn Care Advocate to Present Documentary

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571

ORONO — Paul Tukey, a 1984 journalism graduate of UMaine, creator of the magazine “People, Places and Plants” and former Home and Garden TV host, will be back on campus Thursday, Nov. 12, to introduce his new documentary film “A Chemical Reaction” at 7 p.m. in 100 Donald P. Corbett Business Building.

The film recently debuted at the World Film Festival in Montreal to a sell-out crowd. A Maine resident and former Portland newspaper reporter, Tukey founded, an international coalition of for-profit and non-profit organizations promoting environmentally friendly lawn care and resource conservation. Tukey continues writing and speaking around the country about organic lawn care practices and products. The event is free, although donations collected at the door will benefit the UMaine student Horticultural Club and Horticultural Team.