Chemicals used to build and maintain landscapes are constantly polluting the environment, causing sickness and cancer and harming wildlife, pets, and children. We strive to help people and communities understand the long term results of applying chemicals to their yards.
Yes. Pesticides used in controlling weeds, insects, etc., are toxic. These chemicals have been created to kill pests and most are broad-spectrum biocides. This means they are poisonous to a wide variety of living organisms, including garden plants, wildlife, pets, your neighbors, your family and you. These chemicals travel on shoes, feet, pets, and children into your home.
Of 30 commonly used lawn chemicals, 19 are linked with cancer or carcinogenicity, 13 are linked with birth defects, 21 with reproductive effects, 26 with liver or kidney damage, 15 with neurotoxicity, and 11 with disruption of the endocrine (hormonal) system.
Yes. Pesticides and fertilizers can and do leach into private and public wells and water supplies.
If your lawn is currently chemically dependent, initially it may be more expensive to restore it. But in the long term, an organic lawn will actually cost you less money.
No! Returning an environment to a more natural state can, before long, require less care and attention.
Depending on your location we can provide you with a guide to native plants for your landscaping, or connect you with one of our approved sustainable landscapers.
We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our tireless volunteers and community advocates, we organize fundraisers, exciting community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.