Friday, February 19, 2010

Hooray for Canada!

Blue Jay
Originally uploaded by Laura Erickson
They've banned "Weed 'n Feed" products throughout the country! They don't outright tell people not to use pesticides on their lawns, but they recommend exactly what Laura Erickson does in 101 Ways to Help Birds--when pesticides are absolutely necessary to kill either weeds or an insect outbreak, spot-spraying is MUCH better than applying toxins over an entire lawn. (Of course, as Laura also says, hiring local kids to pull the weeds if you don't want to do it yourself is even better!) Read the report from Health Canada here.

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