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Re: mosquito spraying and community gardens

  • Subject: Re: [cg] mosquito spraying and community gardens
  • From: "Ken Hargesheimer" minifarms@gmail.com
  • Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 16:41:11 -0500

Howard Garrett, www.dirtdoctor.com has a running battle with the city of
Dallas on this.  Ken Hargesheimer

On 4/10/06, SafariAng <safariang@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> Greetings:
>
> Members of the community garden in which I am involved want an organic
> garden. However, the chemical the city sprays to control mosquitos is
> Anvil 10 + 10 ULV. According to the MSDS, we should "Avoid contamination
> with food and feedstuffs." (So much for all of that fresh basil, lettuce
> and spinach ...) Furthermore, if we are to have a truly organic garden,
> this chemical appears on the banned list.
>
> That being said, we too would like to explore natural mosquito controls (I
> saw listed bat houses and purple martin houses). However, has anyone had
> any luck working with municipal governments to stop the spraying? If so,
> what advice can you provide?
>
> Thanks so much.
>
> best, angela herrmann
>
> ---
> angela herrmann
> safariang@yahoo.com
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