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year in the pursuit of beautiful lawns and
gardens, Canadians release millions of kilograms
of toxic herbicides and pesticides into their
environment. Most of these hazardous
chemicals are synthetic and do not adapt into
natural ecological cycles as they drift and
migrate often over long distances. They
become a major cause of river and ground water
pollution all over the world.
Herbicides and pesticides
also pose a risk to birds, bees, butterflies, and
other living things - especially
our children. Since they are invisible
after they are released, without proper warning
signs, they are extremely difficult to avoid -
even though most of them foul the air with an
Symptoms of mild toxicity
are much the same as the common cold, the flu, and
other allergies. During the Hug A Dandelion
Campaign over the years in the Edmonton and Grande
Prairie areas, we found from public feed-back that
many people were very poorly handling toxic
pesticides and herbicides.
By changing our attitudes
towards the control of certain weeds and pests,
and switching to Organic Gardening Practices, we
can still have beautiful lawns and gardens, enjoy
harvesting bumper crops, and be more
ENVIRONMENTALLY - FRIENDLY at the same time.
Better yet, return your
yard back to Nature
- like a little National Park right out your
door. Wildlife will enjoy it too; and Mother
Earth needs the extra oxygen.
Peace Environmental Research Centre was awarded
grants from Environment Canada to advance a
promotional program that will encourage gardeners
in Alberta to practice more environmentally
friendly lawn and garden methods.
The Hug A Dandelion
Campaign included newspaper advertising, hundreds
of posters placed, and displays in conjunction
with Earth Day and Environment Week at Hawrelak
and Muskoseepi Parks in Edmonton and Grande
Prairie. Free, colourful lawn
signs with the Riplet's Chestnut the Squirrel were
given to the first 250 organic gardeners who
visited our displays during Canadian Environment
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Widespread use of herbicides and pesticides pose a
very serious threat to Earth's Biodiversity.
Soon this page will be up-graded with Links to
Scientific Studies that identify the problem in
detail; so Bookmark this page and visit us again
CHEMICAL-FREE GARDENING IS MORE FUN !
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