A grass roots initiative dedicated to creating a beautiful and safe environment one yard at a time.
Amy Joyce is Co-Founder of Healthy Communities Project, a local environmental/public health advocacy group founded in 2001 in response to the correspondingly high rate of lawn chemical usage and breast cancer rates in the North Shore areas of Milwaukee. Amy has trained extensively with national organic land care expert, Mr. Chip Osborne of Osborne Organics, and has worked as a natural lawn care advocate, educator and consultant since HCP’s inception. In addition to developing and managing the Village of Whitefish Bay’s natural turf management pilot project, Amy facilitated organic land care training opportunities for Village and School District grounds staff, which has led to nearly all public and school district green space in Whitefish Bay remaining pesticide-free for over a decade. She also created a comprehensive organic grounds management plan for the Whitefish Bay School District, contributed to and helped with the passage of a formal Integrated Pest Management policy for the Village of Whitefish Bay, and developed the ongoing Klode Park Sustainability Project, which has included 100% organic practices since 2013. She continues to conduct workshops and presentations throughout the metro Milwaukee area and southeastern Wisconsin and partners with other environmental organizations to further educate homeowners, business owners, municipalities and school districts on the value of sustainable, toxin-free green space management.