Keep your lawn beautiful and free of ticks—but without chemicals.
That's the goal of a New Canaan based organization, Pesticide-Free New Canaan, which will be giving a talk this morning in the library's Adrian Lamb Room at 9:15.
The group, which was founded by two New Canaan mothers, describes itself as a "grassroots initiative that raises awareness about the dangers of chemical pesticides and provides practical support for switching to safer, organic alternatives," according to a press release. The mothers conceived the group after seeing lots chemical trucks in town and pesticide warning signs on many lawns.
"Exposure to lawn pesticides is linked to many diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and increases the risk of childhood leukemia greatly," the release says. "Children are at the highest risk of being affected by the chemicals. Despite these alarming findings, the EPA does not test chemical pesticides for consumer safety, and even as chemical manufacturers and lawn care companies are sued for damages and fictitious claims their products remain on the shelves."
Refreshments will be served at the meeting, which will feature a question-and-answer session at the end.