A ‘Do It Yourself Natural Lawn Care Workshop,’ presented by Grass Roots West Hartford, will take place Tuesday, June 9, at 6 p.m. at the Noah Webster Library
By Joy Taylor
The Grass Roots West Hartford organization welcomes Aimee Petras, from the Farmington River Watershed Association, who will lead a workshop on managing your lawn naturally. The free workshop will take place in Meeting Room A at the Noah Webster Library, 20 South Main St.
Petras will outline tips for mowing, seeding, and watering as well as weed and pest management without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. This is a class to help homeowners de-tox lawns to make yards safer for people and pets.
In her letter to the editor on May 20, Kim Hughes, a founder of Grass Roots West Hartford, points out, “If you are a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle, pet owner, if you care about our drinking water, your health, the environment, or the safety of your yard, you must read this message: synthetic lawn pesticides (includes herbicides, fungicides and insecticides) and fertilizers are causing you – and especially your children and pets – harm. Words like ADHD, allergies, asthma, and cancer should be flashing through your mind right now.”
Kim also adds, “The ‘perfect’ lawn may not be worth the trade-off for your families’ health.”
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