Our Mission: The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides works to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides.
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Get action alerts, pesticide-free resources, events and more - straight to your inbox.(By Ashley Chesser, Executive Director) Though I dabbled with growing flowers and veggies in a community garden plot in college, I didn’t start gardening in earnest until about eight years ago when I moved into a house with a yard. In the first several years, I added raised beds and planted a mixture of vegetables, berries, flowers, and ornamental plants. I brought in healthy, organic soil and had successful growing seasons with plump veggies and vibrant blooms. But by the third year, many plants weren’t looking so happy.Continue reading(By Dominica Navarro, Healthy People & Communities Program Manager) Above, left: Dominica and Ana at a PPE distribution event in Hermiston, OR. | Right: Informational materials to help spread the word. ¡Léelo en español! In collaboration with partners and community leaders, NCAP is launching a series of participatory events this winter for Spanish-speaking farm workers and landscapers across six counties in Oregon. Our goal is to help reduce the harms of pesticide use in the workplace by providing tools for workers to champion safety. By working alongside community leaders, such as Ana Elisa Wilson, we are able to address the true needs of our communities.Continue reading