AGC Goes to DC

Every year, the Garden Club of America National Affairs and Legislative Committee holds a conference for delegates from the various clubs to attend advocacy training in Washington, D.C. Two members, Lyn Flyn and Meredith Hanna, from the Adirondack Garden Club, attended this training. 

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Plants in Stores May Have a Bad Insecticide

The Adirondack Garden Club wishes to draw to your attention the dangers of neonicotinoids in many seeds and plants sold at home-improvement stores, malls, hardware stores, outlets, nurseries and whereever you find seeds and plants for sale. These insecticides persist in plants and soil long after their application; indeed, they have been found in woody plants up to six years later. In addition, the pollen and nectar of treated plants may contain “neonic” residues — sometimes at lethal levels.

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