Spring Gillard

Lawn & Garden Smarts

Long before the Canadian Cancer Society got on board, many groups were working hard to ban the cosmetic use of pesticides in this country. Hudson, Quebec was the first municipality to initiate a ban in 1991. When I was at City Farmer, we paid a visit to the City of Seattle to check out their […]

The Persistence of Pesticides

One of my Facebook friends recently asked me if pesticide residues were a problem in finished compost. She had heard that pesticide residues weren’t an issue in Canada because all legal pesticides here were biodegradable. As I found out while researching the chapter on pesticides in my new book, that is a very big and […]