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Stonyfield holds 'Play Free' initiative field day

Stonyfield Organic held their "Play Free" initiative at Bug Light Park in South Portland Saturday.

SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- Stonyfield Organic held it's first field day for it's national Stonyfield's Play Free initiative Saturday.

The company is partnering with 35 communities across the country and launched the campaign in South Portland at Bug Light Park.

The nationwide effort is hoping to transition public parks and fields to organic maintenance to ensure community spaces are free from pesticides.

South Portland received a grant from the company to use towards new maintenance practices at the park.

The field day brought out dozens of people who were able to enjoy organic food, field day games and educational vendors.

Stonyfield and South Portland said they feel it's important to think about what we put on our lawns as it could have an impact on our families.

"The idea is showing that you can manage a landscape like this, which there is no irrigation and it's kind of a troubled landscape," Kristina Drociak with Stonyfield said. "But managing it organically is totally possible and so we want to work with the city to show that."

You can find more information about organic field managament and the Play Free Initiative here.

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