Good to Know: Winds are Changing.

Did you know, as of 2011…

In Canada, over 130 communities and two entire provinces have passed laws severely restricting pesticide use, so homeowners and city park services are going organic.

In the U.S., a number of cities and towns have restricted the use of pesticides on school grounds or in parks

Over 100,000 people are sickened by pesticides each year, and according to the EPA, 95% of the pesticides used on residential lawns are possible or probable carcinogens.

Of the 34 most used lawn pesticides, 33 have not been fully tested for human health hazards.

Close to 70 million pounds of pesticides (including herbicides) are applied to US lawns each year. This is approximately ten times the amount applied to American farmland, acre for acre.