We are SO thrilled to announce that we have the privilege of working with The Garden Club of America to decrease pesticide usage on yards and gardens across the United States. The Garden Club of America has always been about conservation and environmental stewardship since its founding in 1913. The GCA’s Conservation Committee has advocated to prevent the cutting of roadside trees for billboards, to save the redwoods, and for parks.
With this initiative led by club President Dede Petri, National Conservation Chair SaSa Panarese, and National Affairs and Legislation chair Hollidae Morrison, clubs across the country will work to decrease pesticide usage by members and in their communities. This is a wonderful partnership, because club members are the trusted experts on yard and garden aesthetics and care in their communities. With more turf than corn or soy in this country, this can make a huge impact on water quality.
Additionally, members will strive to increase responsible drug disposal so that pharmaceuticals don’t leach into our water.
With knowledge, we can work together without it costing more, to have cleaner water for our families and communities. So send your friends and community members to the Garden Club of America web site to learn more about the work the GCA is doing and to pledge!
Additionally, President Dede Petri has collaborated further with National Audubon President David Yarnold. The National Audubon Society will also support the Healthy Yard Pledge, and the Garden Club of America will support the Audubon Native Plants for Birds initiative.