Lasagna Mulch (aka Sheet Composting)

(By Gina Gervase, Communications Assistant) Maybe your traditional lasagna recipe doesn’t call for coffee grounds, blood meal, sawdust, or pine needles, but we promise our recipe for “lasagna” mulch will make your garden very happy. Similar to the layering of noodles, sauce, vegetables, and cheese, lasagna mulching is built with layers of soil nutrients. Continue reading

Lawn Care: What's In and What's Out

(By Gina Gervase, Communications Assistant) A verdant, lush lawn has become an American standard, but the conventional approach to maintaining these lawns can involve some environmentally harmful practices. It’s time for this American classic to get an update and NCAP is here to help you shepherd in a new era for the front yard. Continue reading

Protect Workers and Waters from Drift

(By Megan Dunn, Healthy People & Communities Program Director) Have you ever seen a billowing cloud of pesticides wafting from a field or a plane overhead? If you live near agricultural land, it's probably a regular sight. Over 899 million pounds of pesticide (roughly $9,055 million dollars) are used at the producer level in agriculture in the U.S. every year.[1] Continue reading

Prevent and Treat Moss on Roofs

(by Gina Gervase, Communications Assistant) In the Pacific Northwest, we cherish every shade of green. From our lush, fir tree forests and endless grassy pastures to our sustainable practices ethos, we are green. But there are times when greenery can be a nuisance and even destructive. Continue reading

Three Insecticides Jeopardize Future Survival of Salmon and Southern Resident Orca

Once again, top federal scientists have confirmed that certain pesticides jeopardize the continued existence of most of the Pacific salmon and steelhead species in Oregon, Washington and California. Continue reading