Here at Turfhugger we are open to new ideas of true sustainability.

Imagine for a second your working at a golf course in the 1920's-50's... Currently there are a few farmhouses within site, maybe a nearby village, workers are locals, and resources in general are pretty much plentiful.

Fast forward to 2010 and your once lonely golf course is now in the heart of an urban environment. Besides fulfilling the original function of your golf course (recreation, social club and local employment) it is now expected to do all of that at 2010 standards, be a wildlife sanctuary, sequester carbon from the atmosphere, filter storm water run-off and provide the best possible conditions with no waste by-products released to the environment (pesticides and fertilizer residues, carbon emissions, garbage, golf balls).

Superintendents are expected to guide golf courses to fulfill these functions and become a sustainable entity within the community. This move towards self-sufficiency and conservation of resources is not only new to the industry, but to our urban populations in general.

Growing Food - On October 16th 2010, World Food Day, Turfhugger covered a number of golf courses and the theory behind the benefits of golf courses growing their own food.

Articles about the use of gardens on the golf course

Articles about the use of livestock on the golf course