Our Top Post of the Year? You Decide
Two days after Christmas, it’s pouring rain here in Maine, with skies so gray it feels like the dead of night here in the house even at nearly 10 a.m.
Days like this, coming near year end, are great for reflection and relaxation. The Sunday papers are full of the year’s Top 10 lists, which got me thinking about our own list here at SafeLawns. I want to give that some more thought, but in the meantime I went through all the posts we’ve generated since we started this daily blog on June 18. I’ve culled out a few of the most significant and linked to them all here.
If you get a chance, check them out again and let us know your favorite:
A recent post, about my grandmother, Clarida Van Dyne:
About a November visit to Jungle Island in Florida:
A post linking to an NPR interview, probably our most popular media appearance of the year:
Why Go Organic? Here are 12 steps to ponder:
We’ve been on top of the issue of imidacloprid and bee decline for years. Here’s an important overview: http://www.safelawns.org/blog/index.php/2009/09/imidacloprid-what-you-must-know-now/
In September, SafeLawns helped lead the charge to block the drenching of imidacloprid in Worcester, Mass. This is one of our first posts on the issue, which ultimately led to officials changing their course of action:
We joined the Lawn Reform Coalition, a nationwide group of media pros with strong feelings about lawns:
Several states are taking steps to ban or limit the amount of phosphorus in lawn and garden fertilizers. Here is the first bit of research that indicates the bans appear to be justified:
On the day we brought my youngest daughter home, I felt more motivated than ever to speak out:
When an important new sponsor joined the SafeLawns movement, we posted a nice, long chat with the company owner, Milo Shammas:
The pesticide industry continues to promote the notion that its products are safe, when time after time the research indicates it’s just not true:
How-to items are a staple of our blog. This post started a series of water-saving columns that offer timeless information: