The LEAH Collective has a need for individuals and supplies to help us with our mission.
- Volunteer Gardeners in the Boston Area
- Video editor
- A laptop computer for basic tasks
Our Mission Statement
We are an honestly green and grass rooted effort to create awareness about the dangers of lawn herbicides and other pesticides. We educate ourselves and others about sustainable, organic land and lawn care and permaculture practices. The Leah Collective's sister organization, The Leah Advocacy Group, advocates for earth-changing legislation.
The Leah Collective has outreach options in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Canada.
Please call 781-472-0813
For general information:
SUSTAINABLE LAWN CARE PRACTICES – Raising Public Awareness
The Leah Collective is a non-profit group of educators, health care professionals and citizens who are concerned about the connection between health issues and exposures to pesticides used in lawn care. We focus primarily on protecting our children in our efforts to educate and legislate.
Pesticides used in conventional lawn care practices have been linked to various cancers, endocrine disruption, neurological problems and Parkinson’s disease. Several New England states have legislation to keep our children safe from exposures while they are in schools or on playing fields, or in parks. Connecticut, New York and New Jersey have legislation in place. (Also, New York State does not allow the use of synthetic pesticides on any of their state office building grounds.) Maine and Massachusetts could soon see legislation passed. New Hampshire is working on legislation…
Given the seriousness of this human health concern (on top of an already established environmental concern), we advocate against the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and work to raise public awareness before, during and after legislation. Parents who observe and promote the whys and hows of pesticide free playing fields and school grounds will hopefully promote organic land care for their own lawns.
For more information on the subject—health concerns, safe lawn care alternatives, researched information from Harvard University and other groups such as Toxics Action, Safe Lawns, Beyond Pesticides…Please see this blog: http://backtoclover.blogspot.com/