The Garden Workers

"Sun, shadows, passing hours,

Gardens, garden workers, flowers"

Established 1930

Conservation

NAL Washington, DC, February 27 – March 2, 2017

The Garden Club of America’s National Affairs and Legislation committee in the past has formulated 8 position papers to promote environmental awareness and the preservation of natural resources, in particular to support.  This year, Susanne Hay from the Garden Workers, attended the conference. 


To read her fascinating report and learn how to contact our representatives about environmental issues, , please click here:  REPORT
Monsanto Denied Request to Overturn California Cancer Warning on Roundup Weed Killer
Monsanto’s popular glyphosate-based weed killer, Roundup, may cause cancer—at least in California—where a federal judge denied the multinational seed and chemical corporation’s bid to overturn a 2015 state ruling to label it as a cancer risk.

Click here to read the full report

 

What you can do to keep your watershed healthy

 

    The EPA offers their tips on how you can help keep your watershed clean and healthy. 

    Conserve water every day. Take shorter showers, fix leaks & turn off the water when not in use.

    Don’t pour toxic household chemicals down the drain; take them to a hazardous waste center.

    Use hardy plants that require little or no watering, fertilizers or pesticides in your yard.

    Do not over apply fertilizers. Consider using organic or slow release fertilizers instead.

    Recycle yard waste in a compost pile & use a mulching mower.

    Use surfaces like wood, brick or gravel for decks & walkways; allows rain to soak in & not run off.

    Never pour used oil or antifreeze into the storm drain or the street.

    Pick up after your dog, and dispose of the waste in the toilet or the trash.

    Drive less—walk or bike; many pollutants in our waters come from car exhaust and car leaks.