• Weeds Can Be Managed Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Learn About Pesticides in Foods
  • Learn to Keep Insects Out of your Crops
  • Learn To Manage Weeds Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Learn About Colony Collapse Disorder and How to Protect Bees
  • SNAP Tour of Organic Vegetable Garden
  • SNAP Display at Event
  • Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • LIving Near Fields Increases Pesticide Exposure
  • Grow a Lush Garden Organically


State Court Upholds the Right of Local Governments in Maryland to Restrict Pesticides on All Lawns in Their Jurisdiction   (Beyond Pesticides, May 2, 2019) 

Portland’s ban on synthetic pesticides goes into effect Private property owners can use only organic treatments for gardens and lawns. (Press Herald, March 25, 2019)

San Juan Capistrano, CA Passes Organic Landscape Policy for City Lands (Beyond Pesticides, May 9, 2017)

Anchorage, Alaska Passes Law Restricting Toxic Pesticide Use in Public Spaces  (Beyond Pesticides, April 18, 2017)

Local Pesticide Policy Reform Mapping Tool Launched; Sign Petition and Join the Campaign (Beyond Pesticides, December 7, 2016) USA.Two national non-profit advocacy groups, Beyond Pesticides and Organic Consumers Association (OCA), today launched the Map of Local Pesticide Reform Policies, a resource for communities and activists that documents pesticide policies adopted by local communities to protect people, pollinators and the environment. The map spotlights over 115 communities in 21 states that have taken local action to protect their communities from the adverse effects of pesticides by substituting a range of alternative tactics.

Industry Challenges Local Maryland Restrictions of Lawn Pesticides as Preempted by State (Beyond Pesticides, November 30, 20  A landmark Montgomery County, Maryland ordinance, which protects children, pets, wildlife, and the wider environment from the hazards of unnecessary lawn and landscape pesticide use, is facing a legal challenge filed last week by the industry group Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE). The plaintiffs, which include local chemical lawn care companies and a few individuals, allege that the local ordinance is preempted by state law, despite the fact that Maryland is one of seven states that has not explicitly taken away (or preempted) local authority to restrict pesticides more stringently than the state.