Saving Pollinators


Pollinator on thistle

Save the Pollinators-Save Yourself

For about the last 5 years, I’ve been committed to saving pollinators. This is a personal passion. I plant for pollinators, garden (organically), feed birds and try to practice environmentally friendly methods in all things. I’ve protested, signed and circulated hundreds of petitions, attempted to educate others, written my senators and congresspersons, and declared my little plot of existence pollinator friendly/chemical free.

Pollinator Friendly sign

Since starting this article a few days ago, a federal court has ruled the EPA must ban the use of chlorpyrifos (Dow Chemical) within 60 days and remove it from the shelves. A jury awarded "Lee" Johnson nearly $300M in his case against Monsanto (Now Bayer). Mr. Johnson developed cancer from applying Round Up to, of all places, the school district he was employed by.

We have the evidence these are highly toxic carcinogens right before our eyes. Despite experts and evidence confirming this, these companies and the current EPA/Administration continue to defend them as harmless, and have been negligent in informing the public of the serious dangers of these poisons.  They have no place in or on your food, yard, home or school.

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I got poisoned one year when I complained that plants from the CalTrans (California Department of Transportation) property behind our house were climbing over and under the two fences and invading our property. Someone planted Trumpet Vines. UGH! Anyway, it poisoned but did not kill a ton of my organic veggies and landscape plants. So, I have taken it upon myself to go to the "freeway" (it used to be a country lane...) side of the fences and cut the stuff myself. Three to four times a year I have to go do this chore. CalTrans says the plants are growing between the fences but when we replaced our wooden fence late last year, it was obvious that the plants are on THEIR side. ARG! They spread underground and are a constant pain.

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