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Scotts Miracle-Gro: Would You, Should You . . . Buy From This Man?

Taking Phosphorus Out of Fertilizers is Just a PR Ploy The phone has been ringing off the proverbial hook this week, if only phones still had hooks. All sorts of media have been asking for opinions about the Scotts Miracle-Gro decision to take phosphorus out of its synthetic chemical lawn fertilizer. Overall, I say, it's a good thing that probably should have been done sooner, although taking the phosphorus ...

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Book Excerpt: Here’s The History of Clover’s Demise as a Lawn Plant

[caption id="attachment_2994" align="alignleft" width="563" caption="The pink nodules store nitrogen on the roots of clover. "][/caption] In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I always like to espouse the virtues of clover, once considered the greatest lawn plant of all because it's low-growing, evergreen, drought tolerant and manufactures its own fertilizer by storing atmospheric nitrogen on its roots (see photo) ...

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Maine’s School Pesticide Bill Earns Bi-Partisan Support

Our goal of seeing the Safe Schoolgrounds Movement spread to every state in the union took a first step forward in Maine yesterday when Rep. Mary Nelson (D-Falmouth) announced she has strong bi-partisan sponsorship for bill LR 1178. "An Act to Protect Children's Health & Promote Safe School Grounds By Limiting Pesticides" was co-sponsored yesterday by Senator Justin Alfond (D-Portland, Senate Minority Asst. ...

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A Week for Reflection

The SafeLawns Foundation Turns 5 Today [caption id="attachment_2911" align="alignleft" width="533" caption="Reasons to stay home . . . Aimee, 4, and Angie, 1."][/caption] THIS WILL BE ONE OF THOSE WEEKS in life where reflections slap you in the face, hit you over the head and buckle your knees. For me, it’s a time when life’s work and clock will make a rare convergence to force a rather peripatetic person t ...

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Monsanto Begins Smear Campaign on Huber

NOTE: This is the second in a two-part series centered around our conversations with Howard Vlieger in the past two weeks, including additional information that has come to light about Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup, in the past 48 hours. Bio-Chem Giant Openly Lies About Scientific Studies Concerning Roundup AND SO IT BEGINS. Just as Col. Don Huber, among the most trusted military leaders and scienti ...

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Guest Blog: Take Roundup Warnings Seriously

NOTE: Since our publication of Col. Don Huber's letter to the United States Department of Agriculture warning of the dire consequences of too much weed-killer known as Roundup in the soil, validation of his concerns has come from numerous sources. This note is from Jim Martindale, a consultant with North American Ag-Gro and President of Soil Regeneration Unlimited: I know from observations in dairy herds in ...

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Northwest Lawn & Garden Pesticide Summit Set For Seattle

SAVE THE DATE/MEDIA ALERT National Leaders to Focus on Emerging Legislation, Product Alternatives SEATTLE — Amidst an avalanche of disturbing scientific data and proposals of sweeping legislative reform, North America’s leaders in the lawn and garden alternative pesticide industry will gather in Seattle, June 4, for the first Northwest Lawn & Garden Pesticide Summit. Presented by the Rodale Institute, the C ...

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