Beating pests the natural way 0
A move away from pesticides has been underway for years, and organic gardening is becoming more popular as people are beginning to understand the impact that pesticide use has on our health and the environment. Contaminants enter not only your body's systems when we eat or breathe, but also the earth. There is growing consensus in the scientific community that small doses of pesticides and other chemicals can adversely affect people. Do you think about this when you are spraying your lawn or plants or garden?
What about children who play outside? It is proven that toxic substances are doing damage in many ways, and there may be some uncertainty, but let us take the necessary precautions while we wait for results. We are seeing children developing more defects and problems now more than ever. I am thrilled that Collingwood is a pesticide- free community and am hoping to see this trend spread to other surrounding areas. Do it naturally and manage your lawn and garden the natural way.
Did you know that peeling your fruits and vegetables may reduce levels of some pesticides, but it does not eliminate them? And, according to a study conducted by The Environmental Working Group, the highest pesticide load, after being washed and peeled, was in peaches? Apples are the next! We have plantations surrounding us, and this makes me worry.
How many apples do your children eat?
If you are having troubles with alternate ways to grow naturally, please, take a look around, do some research, ask a farmer, or contact us www.environmentnetwork.org.
There are ways to grow your veggies and a great lawn without treating them with harmful substances. Why not enjoy the beauty of weeds? Several are edible; enjoy a dandelion salad, which is extremely high in protein and very good for you. Do a little investigation and find out what you can do to incorporate your weeds into your lawn.
I can admit though, that I do not only buy organically grown foods. I would like to, but it is unrealistic and not in my budget all of the time. The best option is to eat a varied diet, wash all produce, and choose organic when possible to reduce exposure to potentially harmful substances.
In the summer months, when I can, I grow my own herbs, flowers and veggies. You can too, and if you do not have the space, find a friend who is willing to have a community garden.
Do you like to know what you are eating? I do, and when you grow your own, you feel ethically rewarded and get exercise while maintaining the garden.
It is a great hobby.
Explore the realms of alternative lawn care choices, and understand how profoundly important this way of living is.