PEI Lunatics at their best | Organic Garden Center Responsible for Fish Kills | Charges laid in connection with North River fish kill says province – – CBC News

Before reading this piece, We have One Question for the gentle reader to ponder : How can BrookField Gardens Inc. kill so many fish, trying so hard as to leave the smallest environmental impact upon PEI as opposed to the (sharon Labchuk hated) so called conventional Pesticides Ablaze farmers like McCAIN?

FYI: Red Soil Organics and Brookfield are the same location 1067 Millboro Rd., PE

AND WHEREAS in accordance with clause 1(1)(d) of the Act, Brookfield Gardens Inc. and Red Soil Organics are deemed to be one corporation because they are controlled by the same group; 

AND WHEREAS, on May 29, 2012, Executive Council approved the application for Brookfield Gardens Inc. to lease up to 900.00 acres of land (Executive Council Order No. EC2012-301 and the application for Red Soil Organics to lease up to 214.00 acres of land (Executive Council Order No. EC2012-302)

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Park Board Buying Neonic Free Plants Only | Vancouver park board institutes pesticide ban to help save honeybees

Randy Shore Oct 28/14

Vancouver’s park board will no longer plant or purchase plants treated with a class of pesticides implicated in honeybee die-offs after passing a motion Monday night.

Neonicotinoids — widely known as neonics — are a class of pesticide sometimes used to protect nursery plants from damage by sap-sucking and leaf-chewing insects. Their main use is in the food system, where they are used to treat corn and soybean seed in large-scale agriculture.

“The park board has a limited jurisdiction, but one thing that we can so is help set industry standards, because we such a big purchaser and we cover so much green space,” said commissioner Niki Sharma, who introduced the motion. “So we will not be buying from suppliers that cannot demonstrate that their products are neonic-free and we won’t be using any in our system.”

The neonic ban is part of the roll-out of the board’s Pollinator Project, which facilitates the creation of landscapes and gardens in the park system that are friendly to honeybees, butterflies and other pollinating insects, said Sharma.

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