The St. Joseph’s Elkader Buildings and Grounds Committee is hosting a “Responsible Lawn Care” presentation on Tuesday, August 14th, 6:30 -7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall. Jacob Jansen coordinates the Good Neighbor Iowa program in Dubuque. Jacob will talk about what it means to be a good neighbor with respect to the use of lawn pesticides.
Good Neighbor Iowa is a statewide public education campaign out of the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy & Environmental Education. Our program aims to reduce unnecessary urban pesticide use and to transform lawn-culture to encourage appreciation of diverse lawns as a way to protect child health, water quality, pets, and pollinators and biodiversity.