Wellesley has been having conversations regarding Leaf Blowers & Our Health trying to determine what is right for our community. If you missed it you can watch it HERE, and please feel free to share it with your friends and neighbors!
Click here to meet Krishna, one of many Wellesley residents rethinking lawn care habits.
Want to learn and do more? Please find additional materials here on what experts say about our families' health and here on green zones.
Below is a short list of landscapers that offer organic gardening and electric-powered land care options. We want to grow this list! If you know of others, please reach out here. And if you love your current landscape crew but they are still using gas-powered equipment, consider discussing ways they might transition their offerings to include a more earth-friendly approach. These crews are there to serve you and business wonders may appreciate your input.
There are lots of companies that do not go through the certification process but also use organic integrated pest management. If you find one let us know. Do beware of firms that say “we do it all – organic/inorganic and we will do organic if you like” they tend to revert to their inorganic ways quite quickly, then you’re back in the kill-and-drug cycle again.
Pledge to be Pesticide Free
Pesticides are dangerous chemicals, and once sprayed on your yard they are picked up on shoes and clothing and carried into your house. Once inside they degrade very slowly and will be absorbed by adults, children and pets. One of the most popular herbicides, Roundup, has been found by the EPA to “probably cause cancer”. That’s something you don’t need in your house or yard. All of Wellesley’s public fields and properties have been pesticide-free for over 10 years, and they look great!
Make the break today and join the other households in Wellesley that are poison-free, and proudly put your pin on the map. I pledge not to poison my yard. Please add your address here to be added to Wellesley's pesticide free map!