It's Your Turn - Come Celebrate ATP!: Getting 'the word' out

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It's Your Turn - Come Celebrate ATP!

By dave
January 8, 2015

You, the members, are the heart and soul of ATP. Trish and I celebrate all of you!

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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Jan 8, 2015 10:43 AM CST
I totally agree with all the above wonderful things about ATP, but have one more to add.

As a veteran Master Gardener here in Florida, I still run into what I think of as an 'older generation mind set' that you can, for example, just spray insecticide around a yard and "take care of all those bugs". I had a call at our Plant Clinic last summer from a gentleman who had virtually nuked his whole yard with two different chemicals, and was calling us because the "gol-durned bugs are back already".

ATP offers such a great chance to help more gardeners think about trying the non-toxic, benign solutions to weed, pest and disease control, and fertilization. I feel as if we've done something good for the environment each time we convince somebody not to buy the toxic stuff before they've tried soapy water, baking soda, DE or BT instead.

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover
Jan 8, 2015 10:52 AM CST
I totally agree with you Elaine. Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
Jan 8, 2015 11:12 AM CST Admin

I agree
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover Birds
Jan 8, 2015 1:06 PM CST
I agree
"The American creed has no more devoted adherents than those who have been historically denied its promises, and no more fair-weather friends than those who have taken them for granted."
~~~Adam Serwer~~~

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