Insects are the foundation of the world's ecosystems and our food system. Their precipitous decline is a crisis that we need to take seriously and requires immediate steps to reverse. We can start in our own yards by not using pesticides and landscaping with native plants to support insects and other wildlife. We can start today with our food choices - by supporting organic agriculture. And we can make our voices heard in city halls and the state legislature.
PPAN works at all of these levels and we need your help. Join us in organizing your neighborhood to create safe pollinator habitat. Talk to your local elected officials and let them know how important this issue is for all of us. Support PPAN's work at the legislature with a donation or testify at a hearing. Attend campaign events and ask the candidates where they stand on this issue and how they plan to address it.
Scientists were able to show that currently widespread insects are threatened with a serious decline in species diversity in the near future. The research team lists fragmentation of habitats and intensification of agriculture as reasons for the decline of these 'generalists.'
TOMORROW NIGHT - This workshop is a great opportunity to learn how to transition your property away from synthetic fertilizers and chemicals. If you're already managing your yard without pesticides, learn tips for optimizing soil health and growing a beautiful lawn. Details below:
Healthy Lawns, Healthy Neighborhoods: Making the transition to natural lawn care
Are you concerned about the effect of common lawn chemicals on children, pets and the environment? Did you know that cities and urban areas use more pesticides per acre than agriculture and that these chemicals are contaminating our creeks and rivers?
Join, Chip Osborne of Osborne Organics, a nationally-recognized expert in natural lawn care, for this FREE workshop that will introduce you to a proven and successful approach for transitioning your lawn away from synthetic chemicals. Learn how to build healthy soils, and resilient and drought-resistant lawns that are safe for your family and your neighborhood. This workshop is appropriate for home owners, HOAs, businesses and landscape professionals who are interested in learning more about natural turf care.
When: Monday, January 29, 2018. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue
Sponsored by the City of Boulder