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Planting for Pollinators: A Greenwashing? Join us for a conversation with Terry Oxford and Dr. Susan Kegley
Insecticides have infiltrated "pollinator-friendly" plants sold by big box stores & nurseries, while we are none the wiser. Can persistent toxins silently negate our best intentions to help pollinators? Learn how to source clean material, what questions to ask of your local nurseries, and more.
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Synthetic Insecticides (neonics) have infiltrated "pollinator friendly" plants sold by big box stores & retail nurseries, while keeping us in the dark with little to no labeling. USDA regulators enforce that retail Milkweed (Monarch caterpillar food) is treated with Bt, which kills larvae and caterpillars! Can these ubiquitous "Plant Protection Products" invisibly negate our well-intentioned desire to help pollinators by poisoning them at their various life stages from larvae to caterpillar to pollinating insect or bird?
Join us for an important conversation with Dr. Susan Kegley, Pesticide Toxicologist and Organic Farmer, along with Terry Oxford, Pollinator Advocate and pesticide industry whistleblower. We'll discuss what questions to ask your local nursery, schools, parks department or maintenance gardeners to ensure everyone sources safe and clean plant stock. And learn about Terry and Susan's inspiring work in the Bay Area for toxic-free & diverse ecologies that are safe for all wildlife.
Our moderator, Terry Oxford of UrbanBeeSF.com, is a Pesticide Industry activist and reformed beekeeper working to expose pesticide industry apologists and greenwashing enablers who operate within the honeybee industry. She works to shift the imbalance in the pollinator conversation to focus on the Systemic toxins in pre-treated ornamental tree saplings and landscape material. She is devoted to planting neonic-free flowering trees, AKA Sky Meadows, to support all beneficial insects and birds. Terry runs a podcast interviewing commercial beekeepers, scientists, organic farmers, toxicologists, landscape professionals, retail tree sapling growers and academics in agriculture.