• Learn About Colony Collapse Disorder and How to Protect Bees
  • Grow a Lush Garden Organically
  • Link to SK Organic Resources
  • LIving Near Fields Increases Pesticide Exposure
  • SNAP Display at Event
  • Driving Near Recently Sprayed Fields Exposes People to Pesticides
  • Learn About Pesticides in Foods
  • Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • Learn To Manage Weeds Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Weeds Can Be Managed Without Chemical Pesticides

Latest Events...

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

NEW! 40th National Forum Series — 2023 (Virtual) ( Beyond Pesticides)

September 14 | 1:00-3:30 pm Eastern (EDT)

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NEW! 40th National Forum Series — 2023 (Virtual) ( Beyond Pesticides)

Forging a Future with Nature

The existential challenge to end petrochemical pesticide and fertilizer use

Seminar 1 — September 14 | 1:00-3:30 pm Eastern (EDT)

featuring David Goulson, PhD and André Leu, DSc.

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11 am Regina time

   

Friday, July 14, 2023

Organic and Low Input Field Day_ please register

FREE Thursday, 27 July 2023 , Swift Current

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Organic and Low Input Field Day

Thursday, 27 July 2023 

Swift Current Research and Development Centre 1 Airport Road Swift Current, SK S9H 3X2

Cost: FREE.

Registration: Please register as soon as possible as it helps the organizers prepare for this event. Registration closes July 26th at Midnight.

Directions & Details: See details and maps below.

Time: Registration and Networking 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. CST. Departure for fields at 8:30 a.m. sharp.

Program: *Subject to change

Field tours and presentations (outdoor and indoor) on topics including:

? Organic intercropping and following sole crop ? Organic cover crops and following cash crop ? Organic living mulch and following grain crop ? Contribution of oat to soil fertility and growth of subsequently-grown crops under organic management ? Differences in pH between organic & non-organic soil ? Greenhouse gas measurements in crops ? Biocontrol of pathogens ? Organic Farming - can it reduce disease issues? ? Glyphosate in organic soils ? On-Farm Climate Action Fund

? Grasshoppers: resistance in different crop species; research and management in organic production; SaskOrganics Grasshopper Survey report ? Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation update on program changes and grasshopper claims ? Organic Biopesticide Solutions: addressing supply gaps

And networking until 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Safe Food Matters returns to Federal Court in its ongoing battle with Health Canada over glyphosate,

June 13, 2023 about glyphosate registration

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On June 13, 2023, Safe Food Matters returns to Federal Court in its ongoing battle with Health Canada over glyphosate, Canada’s most widely used herbicide.

'Why? Because something’s not right. In February, 2022, the Federal Court of Appeal ordered the PMRA to review our “Notice of Objection” for a second time – and the Court even provided “Guidance” to PMRA on how to address the issues. But PMRA did not follow the Guidance.

Even more, PMRA bent over backward to not address the concerns we raised. PMRA rewrote history. PMRA made up totally new legal tests. PMRA reached for rebuttals without evidence. PMRA defied the rules of procedural fairness. It is clear PMRA does not want a review panel, even though the law allows for it.

Watch the Hearing: We would appreciate your support by watching the virtual hearing. It starts at 9:30 am PST, 12:30 EST and is scheduled for the full day. Go to this link for the calendar of hearings for June 13 (link in link), and scroll down to the Ottawa hearing for the case, and select the icon “register for the hearing” which looks like a pen on paper. Our case is Safe Food Matters Inc. v. The Attorney General of Canada and Minister of Health Docket T-2292-22.  Our counsel is Jason Gratl.

The filings for the Motion will be on our website, under Filings for case T-2292-22.'

Monday, March 20, 2023

Into the Weeds documentary

Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 7:30pm

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Nature Regina's upcoming monthly meeting on Monday, March 20th, will feature a screening of the Canadian documentary “Into the Weeds” starting at 7:30pm at the RSM. Presentation in conjunction with Cinema Politica.

The documentary follows former groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson and his fight against Monsanto, a multinational agrochemical corporation acquired by German pharmaceutical giant Bayer in 2018.

 If you want to watch on your own schedule from your computer, please do. Into the Weeds is really worth watching, free on CBC GEM:

https://gem.cbc.ca/media/the-passionate-eye/s02e01  

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Into the Weeds

downtown Edmonton Public Library

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It is a powerful story of a former California groundskeeper who successfully took on Monsanto after a terminal cancer diagnosis.

You can attend the screening in person to enjoy an introduction with the award winning documentary maker Jennifer Baichwal. A virtual panel discussion will follow. Registration is requested.

Film screening: https://epl.bibliocommons.com/events/63dec5ce0748ed360064d165

Virtual discussion: https://epl.bibliocommons.com/events/63ded22d0748ed360064d382

 If you want to watch on your own schedule from your computer, please do. Into the Weeds is really worth watching, free on CBC GEM:

https://gem.cbc.ca/media/the-passionate-eye/s02e01  

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Pesticides and Climate Change: A Vicious Cycle

two-part webinar, Jan 17 and 24, 2022

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 Pesticides and Climate Change: A Vicious Cycle (PANNA report and 2 part webinar)

Pesticide Action Network North America is excited to announce the upcoming release of our new report, Pesticides and Climate Change: A Vicious Cycle. It’s the first-ever, in-depth scientific review of how pesticides contribute to climate change, and how climate change impacts in turn lead to increased pesticide use.

Part I: Report findings

Tuesday, January 17th from 9-10am PT
Speakers: Organizing Co-Director Asha Sharma and Senior Scientist Margaret Reeves, report authors

Part II: Climate change solutions in agriculture

Tuesday, January 24th from 9-10am PT
Speakers: Iowa farmer Rob Faux, Nayamin Martinez of the Central California Environmental Justice Network, and Jeanette Acosta of Weaving Earth.

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Municipal bylaws webinar

Saturday, October 1, 2 p.m. ET (Please note this webinar is on Saturday, not Sunday.)

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Municipal bylaws webinar  (The Butterflyway Project team, David Suzuki Foundation)
Saturday, October 1, 2 p.m. ET  That is 12 noon here in Saskatchewan 
(Please note this webinar is on Saturday, not Sunday.)

Municipal grass and weeds bylaws across the country are often so vaguely written and arbitrarily enforced that they can be used to discourage and/or destroy habitat gardens. In this webinar, native plant advocate and author Lorraine Johnson will outline the problems and contradictions contained in many such bylaws, discuss the legal precedents that protect habitat gardens, and offer advice for proactively working with municipalities on bylaw reform.

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

National Forum Series: Seminar 1—Health (

September 15 | 1:00-2:30 pm

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National Forum Series: Seminar 1—Health (Beyond Pesticides)

September 15 | 1:00-2:30 pm     BIODIVERSITY > Oct 12   |   CLIMATE > Nov TBA

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As we face health, biodiversity, and climate crises, drastic change has never been more urgent. The purpose of this revealing and engaging Forum series is to work together to chart a path for a livable and sustainable future. This seminar focusing on health is the first in a series of three this fall. Details for October and November seminars on biodiversity and climate, respectively, will be announced soon. On September 15, we will address:

THE PROBLEM: The dire health implications of the current dependency on pesticides and toxic chemicals and the failure of the regulatory system to fully evaluate and control for the range of adverse effects and complexity of their interactions. Speaker: Claudia Miller, M.D., professor emerita at the University of Texas San Antonio. 

THE SOLUTION: The solution is found in a transition to management practices that are no longer dependent on toxic inputs and respect the value of nature and works in partnership with the diversity that it offers. Speaker: Kaipo Kekona, manager of a 12.5 acre-farm site for the Ku'ia Agricultural Education Center in the ahupua'a of Ku'ia on Legacy Lands of Keli'i Kulani (Hawai'i).

Monday, November 29, 2021

GLYPHOSATE IN COURT DECEMBER 9, 2021

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GLYPHOSATE IN COURT DECEMBER 9, 2021

Glyphosate will be under scrutiny by Canada ‘s Federal Court of Appeal on December 9, 2021. Safe Food Matters Inc. wants a review of the 2017 decision that allowed the product to stay registered in Canada for another 15 plus years.

Safe Food Matters is seeking assistance to cover legal costs for its case. It is a small Canadian non-profit, founded in 2016, working to improve regulatory policies to better protect human health and the environment. Please help by contributing to its GoFund Me, or providing a direct email transfer to safefoodmatters@gmail.com.

The hearing can be accessed remotely unless the Court orders otherwise. Please write to Information@fcacaf.gc.ca and provide: Case name: Safe Food Matters Inc. and AG of Canada; Case number: A-85-20 and Hearing Date: December 9, 2021. Instructions on how to join the remote hearing will be sent by email. 

Friday, October 15, 2021

How to Become an Advocate for Alternatives:to Toxic Pesticides:

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6-7:15 pm PT / 7-8:15 pm MT on Zoom

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How to Become an Advocate for Alternatives:to Toxic Pesticides: Pesticides 101

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6-7:15 pm PT / 7-8:15 pm MT on Zoom. Organized by NCAP.

NCAP invites you to attend a bilingual call on how to become an Advocate for Alternatives to toxic pesticides. We'll discuss the history of advocacy efforts against pesticides, today's pesticide policy reforms, and projects you can get involved with including from our friends at Herbicide-Free Campus. Everyone who attends and completes an evaluation will be entered for a chance to win a Patagonia backpack. If you want to deepen your commitment to the pesticide-free movement and learn how to take action in your community, please join us! Details and registration here at link.