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E-M:/ Re: Ecological Golf Courses?

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Dear Enviromich Network,           

I would like to find more information about the concept of "Green" golf 
courses ...that  are less polluting and energy intensive.  I can imagine 
smaller greens, grass that needs less mowing and perhaps no fertilizer, 
native plantings with gardens open to the public. Perhaps some of the wild 
parts of the course could be developed as Forest Gardening (a Permaculture 
concept), Empty Bowl Gardens, etc. I can see the course being put in at 
Oakland University becoming such a "model".  Although there are certainly 
many serious concerns with the building of golf courses, these strategies 
would diminish the impact, and possibly lead the way toward a different 
landscaping value system.  

Does anyone know how to connect with information about "More Ecological" golf 
courses? Are there any organizations working on this, or articles written?

 Deanne Bednar

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