2014 Grower's Own Conference
It's time to mark your calendars for the 2014 Grower's Own Conference and pre-conference workshop. Here are the details:
Grower's Own Conference
February 7 - 8, 2014
Pre-conference short course:
"Bring on the Bugs! Farming with Beneficial Insects and Pollinators" with the Xerces Society
February 7, 2014
Register Online Now!
Download the Flyer
National Pesticide Forum Comes to Portland
NCAP is partnering with Beyond Pesticides help conduct the 32nd annual National Pesticide Forum in Portland, Oregon. The conference will be held at the Portland State University Place Hotel and Conference Center, on April 11 - 12, 2014. Be sure to save the date.
More details early next year!
Save the Date - Blueberry Production Workshop, Feb. 11
NCAP will be presenting another workshop on management for Mummy Berry disease in blueberries, as well as alternative management techniques for Spotted Wing Drosophila.
Tuesday, February 11
Is Your Rep. Naughty or Nice? Tell Them to Save the Bees!
Thanks to your comments and calls, 46 Federal Representatives have now co-sponsored HR 2692, the Saving America's Pollinators Act!
This bill would protect bees by effectively banning neonicotinoid pesticides, the insecticides that are linked to bee kills all over the world. If your congressperson has yet to support this bill, please call him or her and ask them to do so. If they already have, call to say thanks!
From the Director
The end of another year! How did we get here so fast? We are proud of all the things you helped us do this year. With your support, we:
- conducted organic farm tours and workshops demonstrating alternatives to pesticides for growers in Idaho
- provided training and resources to help reduce pesticide use in schools and other public facilities throughout the Northwest
- fought hard in the courts to gain better protections for endangered salmon who are losing habitat due to pesticide pollution
- sent a farmer to Washington D.C. to help build a farm bill that invests in sustainable agriculture rather than just biotech and agrichemicals
- launched a big campaign to help protect bees from neonicotinoid pesticides by advancing the Saving America's Pollinators Act.
- helped many, many people all over the county make healthier choices by addressing pest issues in their homes, lawns, and gardens without turning to toxic chemicals
- and this list goes on...
NCAP has big plans for 2014, so we urge you to stay involved and continue working with us for a healthier world. Again, it is your support and dedication that allows us to do what we do. Thank you!
Enjoy the holidays. We'll talk to you next year.
Visit our website at www.pesticide.org for information and the latest news.
Kim Leval, Executive Director
Northwest Center for Alternatives
to Pesticides (NCAP)
NCAP is a proud member of EarthShare Oregon.