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Top 5 Most Popular Lawn Care Practices… and Why You Should STOP THEM IMMEDIATELY!


Just because something is popular doesn’t mean it’s smart. We’re right to be skeptical when someone’s only reason for doing something a certain way is “that’s the way we’ve ALWAYS done it.” Doctors no longer prescribe applying leeches and beauty products & house paints no longer contain lead – both of which used to be […]

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Broken Promises: Despite Monsanto’s Assurances, Genetically Engineered Crops Result in INCREASED Pesticide Use

The following article originally appeared as a blog post at Beyond Pesticides ( Beyond Pesticides works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. Insecticide Sales Rise with Failure of Genetically Engineered Corn (Beyond Pesticides, May 24, 2013) Insecticide sales have soared over […]

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Magic Weed Killer? No Such Luck!


We came across the following article in The Big Blog of Gardening, one of our favorite and most useful blogs about “organic gardening and organic lawn care tips. Delicious vegetables, a green lawn and beautiful flowers without chemicals.” Thanks to the author, Todd Heft, and our friends at The Big Blog of Gardening. And be sure […]

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Sadly, Dogs Readily Absorb Lawn Chemicals Linked to Cancer


  Our friend and client Kathleen brought the following article from the Discovery Channel’s news source to our attention: Thanks for sharing this disturbing but vital information, Kathleen. If you see articles or blog posts you think the Greenwise family would be interested in reading, please email me ( and I will post it to […]

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It’s Been a Bad Year for Bees

it's been a bad year for bees...

Unfortunately, the bad news continues for bee colonies due to the harmful and devastating effects of pesticides. The following article was reposted from this week’s The Week magazine: Colony collapse disorder, the mysterious scourge that has been killing off honeybees since 2005, has suddenly become a lot more deadly. This past winter, as many as half of all hives succumbed […]

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Take Action! Help Ban a Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children


We’re reposting this petition we received from our friends at the Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN North America, or PANNA). PANNA works to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. As one of five PAN Regional Centers worldwide, they link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an […]

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Soil Contains a Living Universe that Needs to be Nurtured

We came across the following blog post on The Living Seed Company’s website The Living Seed Company is “dedicated to the preservation of the genetic diversity in our food chain through the distribution and growing of open-pollinated seeds and educating about the life affirming art of seed saving.” We felt this article did a great […]

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Take Action! Tell the EPA We Do Not Want Another Bee-Harming Pesticide

We recently received the following email from the Pesticide Action Network North America ( and felt it was important enough to share. Please read the email and if you agree, like we do, that the EPA should NOT approve another bee-harming pesticide  please sign the petition at the link below before February 12th!  As always, we welcome your feedback.   Dear Greenwise, […]

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Give Me Organic Lawn Care or Give Me Death!

Lewis Grizzard had the right idea when he wrote in his novel Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You, “Spring is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” Indeed, even though we are under snow today, it is time to begin to think about the spring blooms and green grass right around the […]

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