My lawn might not inspire anyone who demands fine turf, but it is safe for the children who play on it, and my water supply. It has lots of clover which is very green and beautiful. How did clover become a ‘weed’ in the garden? I do not know.
Canada has been more aware of the dangers of lawn care chemicals for longer than the U.S., but that is changing. With organizations like Safe Lawns and the Lawn Reform Coalition spreading the word Americans are beginning to limit their lawn size and eliminating the poisons that can cause skin rashes and pollute our water systems.
“On Friday, May 6, more than 70 international organizations are aligning with a proclamation to honor the woman credited with instigating an international movement:
“We, the undersigned members of the North American health, environmental, landscape and farming community, hereby proclaim Friday, May 6, 2011 as Lawn Pesticide Awareness Day in honor of Dr. June Irwin’s leading role in passage of North America’s lawn first pesticide ban in Hudson, Quebec, on May 6, 1991.” To see this full story with all the signatories click on the link below.
I hope you will all go out today and enjoy your healthy, pesticide-free lawn.