[Mintwood-place] Adams Morgan Day - Lowes was Pushing Toxic Pesticides and other Chemicals.
adam at mintwood.com
Mon Sep 17 10:54:53 PDT 2007
Pardon, my description of the yard killed off by Round up can be found
at *19th and Biltmore Streets*, not 19th and Belmont as mentioned in may
Adam Eidinger wrote:
> Hi Neighbors,
> To piggy back on the ridiculous amount of waste generated at Adams
> Morgan Day, its clear the event needs more than better waste
> management. Numerous exhibitors had nothing to do with our
> neighborhood. Why does Lowe's, a huge corporation need to be hawking
> credit cards, pesticide, herbicide and other toxic garden chemicals in
> our public space. Seriously, chemicals were the only products I saw in
> there booth. I at first politely inquired to the five marketing guys in
> the booth, who admittedly where not from DC, they felt they would find a
> good market for these toxic chemicals in our neighborhood. Much of the
> stuff was for lawns found in the burbs. Rather than talk these guys
> swore at me and told me to "F-off," right in front of my 3 year old.
> Folks, we live in the most densely populated neighborhood in the city.
> Pouring these chemicals on our tiny green spaces is bad for everyone
> because run off. They CAUSE CANCER. Using these chemicals essentially
> exposes all of us. If you got weeds there are many natural options,
> namely pulling them out and filling in cracks in the cement or even
> better cultivating something in the same space.
> What kind of message do the AM Day organizers want to send with major
> recycling or use of disposable non-toxic or reusable items in the future
> - I'd love to know. Nevertheless, it seems earth raping corporations
> are free to participate in the public square. Should that be the case?
> I don;t think so.
> I spent less time at the festival this year for the bad taste is was
> leaving my gut. Sale of pesticides and other toxic chemicals is not
> very festive to me! There is more on why Pesticides are destroying our
> environment at http://www.panna.org/
> Adam Eidinger
> 1858 Mintwood Place, NW
> P.s - You don't have to leave our neighborhood to see the devastating
> effects of herbicide, aka Round Up. Just visit the house at the North
> side of the intersection of 19th an Belmont streets. This house which
> has been under remodeling for at least three 3 years, had a stupid
> contractor (or owner) who decided to kill all the weeds in the
> relatively large front lawn with Round Up. They then covered the area
> with would chips and planted a row of perhaps 7 large bushes on top of a
> retaining wall. All the bushes died (they are still there all brown)
> and no weeds or any plant will grow there. They died because the soil
> in the entire front yard is horribly polluted with ROund Up.
> Essentially there is a dead zone where nothing will grow. The new
> owners, if the place ever sells, may have to truck out all the soil to
> get things to grow there. ROund Up is agent orange. Its kills
> everything, except crops and grass seed genetically modified to
> withstand chemical.
> Mintwood-place mailing list
> Mintwood-place at lists.mutualaid.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Mintwood-place