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Maine & New Jersey Premieres Just Days Away

Our film, A Chemical Reaction, will premiere in Maine and New Jersey this weekend. The Maine premiere has been well covered in the local press: http://knox.villagesoup.com/AandE/story.cfm?storyID=177422 http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=286612&ac=PHnws The New Jersey premiere is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 123 Scott Hall on the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick, N.J. We hope to see ...

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Harvard College Expands Organic Lawn Program

After the Boston premiere of our movie, A Chemical Reaction, a student from the Harvard newspaper sent me this article from their paper. The college is expanding its organic management program from one acre to a more campus-wide approach. Here's the article: http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=529215 ...

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Should Roundup be Banned Altogether?

With the EPA's recent review period recently ended for Roundup and other similar products, several groups are calling for a de-registration of the most commonly used non-selective herbicide. Check out the story from BeyondPesticides.org here: www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=2452 ...

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What we Can Learn from Canada and Connecticut

This is the text of an article I originally published in People, Places & Plants magazine in 2006. The message, contained within the movie, A Chemical Reaction, is still timely today. At the time scarcely anyone in the United States noticed. In May of 1991 the small town of Hudson, Quebec, located just west of Montreal, adopted a law restricting the use of lawn pesticides on all property, privately held or ...

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What Do You Think of Our Movie?

We were delighted to see our film, A Chemical Reaction, get a great plug on the Sundance Channel where the blogger is asking for opinions. If you've seen the film or the trailer, please let them know what you think: http://www.sundancechannel.com/sunfiltered/2009/09/a-chemical-reaction-comes-to-the-film-festival-circuit/comment-page-1/#comment-2600 ...

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JUST 1 DAY TO BOSTON!

Our film, A Chemical Reaction, will have its premiere Wednesday at the Boston Film Festival. We hope to see you there, or at one of these other screenings soon. Boston Film Festival 09.23.09 @ 3PM (Kendall Square Theatre) Wine Country Film Festival 9/27/09, 8 p.m. Napa River Inn Camden (Maine) International Film Festival 10.03.09 @ 3PM (Farnsworth Art Gallery, Rockland) New Jersey Film Festival 10.04.09 @ 7 ...

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Happy Birthday, Angie

I promise I won't do this every month, but since so many of you have sent along great such great wishes, I thought I'd post this shot of Angie with her big sister, Aimee, on her 1 month birthday. ...

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EPA to Reward Water Conservation

Wendy Bounds of the Wall Street Journal broke another story today about an EPA plan to reward water conservation in new home construction. Part of that plan involves lawn reduction, which automatically has Scott MiracleGro denouncing the idea as "unscientific." Check it out: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203278404574416990861394378.html ...

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Dr. Greene to Host California Premiere of A Chemical Reaction

WINE COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL Documentary Explores Lawn Pesticide Safety Issues SONOMA, CALIF. — As ubiquitous in the United States as lawn mowers and rakes, weed and insect killers are often thought to be as benign as a garden hose. Not so, according to one of the nation’s leading pediatricians featured in a documentary movie set for its California premiere at the Wine Country Film Festival. “I believe that m ...

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Imidacloprid: What You Must Know Now

Pesticide Implicated in Widespread Bee Deaths While environmental activists including the SafeLawns Foundation claimed a temporary victory Wednesday, Sept. 16 in the emerging battle concerning the widespread use of imidacloprid in Worcester, Mass., beekeepers and many other observers across North America are deeply concerned about the precedents being set in the rural community. As the threat of exotic inva ...

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