You are here: Home Blog

Blog

Welcome to NCAP's blog: The Buzz! Here you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about the latest efforts to reduce pesticides, tips for finding effective alternatives, and what you can do to help create a safe world and protect the health of people and the environment.

Time for a Better Farm Bill

by Josh Vincent — last modified Oct 30, 2012 02:48 PM

Tell Congress they need to produce an equitable, sustainable Farm Bill during the 2012 lame duck session. read more...

Stories from the Field: Breeding Seeds of Success

by Jennifer Miller — last modified Oct 19, 2012 12:57 PM

Due to Congressional inaction, the 2008 Farm Bill has expired without a new bill or extension to take its place. In the absence of a farm bill, numerous innovative programs that invest in sustainable agriculture systems are shut down and left without funding. read more...

A Healthy Harvest: Thanks for a Great Event!

by Josh Vincent — last modified Oct 09, 2012 02:22 PM
Filed Under:

Photos and recap from NCAP's 4th annual dinner and fundraiser. read more...

Residents Respond to Roadside Spraying

by Josh Vincent — last modified Sep 21, 2012 01:49 PM
Filed Under:

Momentum is building behind a campaign to stop spraying herbicides along roads in Jefferson County, WA. read more...

Tell DEQ: Protect Our Salmon Now!

by Josh Vincent — last modified Sep 13, 2012 06:48 PM
Filed Under:

Support a petition asking the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to incorporate new pesticide restrictions into their water quality standards. read more...

Something's Growing in Highland Park

by Aimee Code — last modified Aug 29, 2012 01:20 PM
Filed Under:

Is organic gardening contagious, or does it just run in the family? Larisa Code, sister of NCAP's Aimee Code, is greening up her urban, Los Angeles neighborhood, one small plot at a time. read more...

West Nile Virus Prevention

by emmeline — last modified Aug 29, 2012 12:00 PM

This week, two human cases of the West Nile Virus were confirmed in Oregon. Here's how to protect yourself. read more...

Free Land Care Workshop

by Josh Vincent — last modified Aug 15, 2012 02:04 PM

NCAP is offering a free workshop on organic urban land care on Wednesday, September 5 in Eugene, OR. read more...

Implications of the Minnesotan Ruling on Pesticide Drift

by emmeline — last modified Aug 08, 2012 02:15 PM

Organic farmers and consumers suffer a big setback when Minnesotan judges reverse a previous ruling that terms pesticide drift as trespass. read more...

Berggren Bugscaping Workshop, August 15

by Josh Vincent — last modified Aug 02, 2012 12:35 PM

A look at agricultural practices that promote healthy pollinators and other beneficial insects. read more...