• Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • Learn About Colony Collapse Disorder and How to Protect Bees
  • Learn About Pesticides in Foods
  • Link to SK Organic Resources
  • Grow a Lush Garden Organically
  • Driving Near Recently Sprayed Fields Exposes People to Pesticides
  • Weeds Can Be Managed Without Chemical Pesticides
  • SNAP Tour of Organic Vegetable Garden
  • Learn to Keep Insects Out of your Crops
  • Learn To Manage Weeds Without Chemical Pesticides

Archives for 2022

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

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

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

REGISTER NOW—Donations Are Requested, But Not Required 

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).