Briefly Noted

Pledge to be pesticide free this Spring!

By Jiankun Ke

Want to learn how to forgo chemicals on the lawn and in the garden? SLC Green, our city’s Department of Sustainability, is posting weekly pointers.

Pesticides are any herbicide, fungicide, rodenticide or other chemical intended to kill pests or weeds.  Chemical fertilizers are included, as well. SLC Green will keep us abreast of the many safe, organic methods to keep lawns and gardens not only looking good but doing good by doing no harm.

Take the PesticideFreeSLC pledge (“I pledge to eliminate the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers and to promote sustainable pest management practices in my home and garden. I endeavor to be a resource to neighbors, friends, or family who are looking to do the same”), request a yard sign, or be added to SLCgreen’s email list. Or tel. 801-535-7761.

This article was originally published on April 1, 2017.