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Get Out & Play America: The Radio Tour is Tomorrow

As a part of the kickoff for our book, Tag, Toss & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games, our publisher, Storey, has arranged for a 24-city radio tour . . . and Victoria Rowell and I don't even have to leave the comfort of our own homes. We'll be talking about getting off the couch and getting back outside, as well as how to maintain landscapes naturally without toxic substances. So if you're within earshot, listen in ...

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Organic Lawn Care Step by Step

Here is an update of one of most popular posts . . . a thorough review of all the steps necessary to maintain a beautiful lawn naturally, including product referrals where applicable: http://www.safelawns.org/blog/index.php/2011/02/organic-lawn-care-step-by-step-if-you-must/ ...

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More Than 10,000 Children Enjoy Philly EarthFest

[caption id="attachment_5090" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Of the dozens of games available to the children from the SafeLawns Lawn Games for Life demonstration, the old-fashioned sack races proved most popular. "][/caption] Organizers estimated more than 10,000 children, many from the inner city of Philadelphia, were able to enjoy lawn games and myriad other environmental educational opportunitie ...

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PBS Program to Showcase Glenstone’s Organic Lawn

[caption id="attachment_5072" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="Glenstone's lawn was a healthy green under magnificent blue skies on Tuesday. If you look closely you'll see livestock grazing near the property's massive pond."][/caption] The natural lawn care movement in the United States will get a major boost in August when Growing A Greener World, hosted by Joe Lamp'l, showcases the organ ...

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‘Pocket Veto’ Keeps Connecticut Pesticide Law Alive

[caption id="attachment_5057" align="alignleft" width="419" caption="Richard Roy"][/caption]   His move was nothing short of heroic yesterday, but it also came with a reminder about just how difficult it will be to keep beating back the monster that is the synthetic chemical industry. Stating "it's no time to turn our backs on Connecticut's children," 10-term state representative Richard Roy was able t ...

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April Flowers: A Poem of the (Sad) Season

April Flowers — 2012, by Suzan Bryher Dill (published by permission) The yellow truck is coming around, putting its poisons into the ground. The man who drives it is dressed to kill – goggles, gloves, boots, and a hat with a bill. He injects a liquid that milky white next to the plants, to stop any blight. The law says a paper must tell of the mix, but the one he provides dates 2006. It states to wear prote ...

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Scientists Call for Global Ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides

CHANGE.ORG SEEKING 50,000 SIGNATURES ON PETITION Despite continued support from the United States government for the manufacturers, scientists across the globe are calling for an international ban on the synthetic pesticides responsible for colony collapse disorder in bees. The author of the latest study out of Harvard University bluntly stated that the time is now. "The data, both ours and others, right no ...

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Do Autism in Humans, Colony Collapse in Bees Share Common Cause?

[caption id="attachment_5045" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="The same pesticides known to cause colony collapse disorder in bees are linked to higher rates of autism."][/caption] Pesticides appear to be at the root of two evils: http://truth-out.org/news/item/8586-the-autism-epidemic-and-disappearing-bees-a-common-denominator ...

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Northeastern Students Relish Their Day in the Sun

[caption id="attachment_5039" align="alignleft" width="540" caption="A Northeastern University student attempts Double Jump between the ropes during the school's Tag, Toss & Run field day last Tuesday. (Northeastern Photo)"][/caption] Northeastern University student Karly Domsky offered this review of the Tag, Toss & Run field day presented by SafeLawns last Tuesday: http://www.lib.neu.edu/snippets/?p=4879. ...

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