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Guest Blog: ‘I Gave You This Knowledge . . . And What Did You Do With It?’

We received this personal note recently. We receive dozens of notes weekly that arrive like little pep pills to carry us through the days, but this one reached out and grabbed us even more than usual — maybe because it reminded us of a poem we have cited here before by Drew Dellinger titled Hieroglyphic Stairway. The poem's classic last line . . . "what did you do once you knew?" . . . is evoked at the end ...

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NOFA Organic Lawn Certification Courses Set for Northeast

One of the main questions we get here at the SafeLawns Foundation concerns training for professionals. While we offer one-on-one consulting for businesses and municipalities in the U.S. and Canada, there's no question that best training in a classroom setting in North America comes from the Northeast Organic Farming Association's accredited Organic Land Care Program (NOFA OLC). The year's first classes begi ...

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All Eyes on New Jersey School Pesticide Bill

Our colleagues in New Jersey are mobilizing anxiously in anticipation of next week's critical vote in the state legislature that could remove toxic pesticides from school grounds and day care centers. Suzanne Aptmann of the Northern New Jersey SafeYards Alliance did a great job of getting the issue covered in her local newspaper: http://westdeptford.patch.com/articles/legislature-could-move-on-school-pestic ...

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SafeLawns to Open 2012 Tour in Sacramento

The SafeLawns Foundation announced today it will open its 2012 international tour in California at the EcoLandscape 2012 conference in Woodland, just outside of Sacramento. The conference, which will focus on economically and environmentally sustainable business practices in the green industry, will be keynoted by SafeLawns founder Paul Tukey, as well as Jeff Lowenfels of Anchorage, Alaska, author of Teemin ...

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Miracle Gro Sales Continue to Plummet

Are consumers waking up to the general wastefulness and toxicity of the chemical lawn care industry? Based on the ongoing decline in the finances of the world's largest purveyor of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides — coupled with the increase in the sales of organic products — all indications point to a major market shift. Scotts Miracle-Gro announced earlier this week that it will likely lose $70 to $75 ...

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National Pesticide Forum Coming to Yale in 2012

Beyond Pesticides announed that the 30th annual National Pesticide Forum will be held at Yale University in New Haven, Ct., on March 30-31, 2012. Titled "Healthy Communities: Green solutions for safe environments," the forum will be co-sponsored by numerous organizations including Environment & Human Health Inc., and The Watershed Alliance at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. ...

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Child Safe Playing Fields Act Takes A Step Closer to Reality in New Jersey

A legislative committee in New Jersey has approved legislation that would allow the state to join New York and Connecticut with laws that would protect schoolchildren from pesticide exposures. If approved by the entire legislature, the law would ban products like Roundup and weed 'n feed from school grounds. Here's the story: http://njtoday.net/2011/12/15/bill-to-protect-school-children-from-pesticide-expos ...

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