The Humane Society of the United States has great information here on how to ensure your backyard is a humane backyard. It has tips on how to provide food, water and shelter for wildlife and how to be pesticide and herbicide free.
Click here for my post from earlier this year on how to keep your yard natural and free of harmful chemicals that are poisonous not only to wildlife and the environment but also to humans.
|Plants in my Humane Backyard|
|No herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides on these gorgeous leaves from my yard|
I love that HSUS is now giving away Humane Backyard signs and gardening gloves with a donation of $30 or more through this link.
It's a great way to teach your kids about unnecessary poisons and build awareness among your neighbors, and you can use it to bring attention to this matter to your local schools, PTAs, and parks and recreation departments. There is nothing "green" about poisoning our children because of an outdated ideal of a green lawn.
So donate if you can, proudly display your sign, and ditch the toxic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides today!
Check back every Monday and Thursday for new posts. Coming up in the next few weeks: more DIY toys, DIY costumes, green toy recommendations, and more info on green products.