Green Buckeye RN

Beyond Pesticides 28th National Pesticide Forum
January 20, 2010, 9:47 am
Filed under: Education and Grant Opportunities, Events

We wanted to let you know about Greening the Community, our 28th National Pesticide Forum, April 9-10, 2010 at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, OH.

We have teamed up with CWRU Medical School’s Swetland Center for Environmental Health and local grassroots group Beyond Pesticides Ohio and hope that you can join us. Register online.
We’ve lined up several exciting speakers and more will be announced soon. Highlights include:
• Jeff Moyer, Rodale Institute farm manager and former USDA National Organic Standards Board chair, will speak. Learn from the people who wrote the book (& magazine) on organic gardening and farming.
• Jan Kasperski and Theresa McClenaghan, CEO of the Ontario College of Family Physicians and executive director of the Canadian Environmental Law Association, respectively, key players in the effort that banned lawn pesticide use in Ontario in 2009.
• Melinda Hemmelgarn, registered dietitian, investigative nutritionist, and award-winning “Food Sleuth” journalist who encourages people “think beyond their plates.”
• Paul Winchester, MD, professor of clinical pediatrics Indiana University School of Medicine who authored the April 2009 study linking birth defects, pesticides and season of conception.
• Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, chair of the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine whose research focuses on the role endocrine disruptors play in developing cancer.
• See more on the full speaker list.
To elevate awareness and assist with local organic initiatives, we are coordinating with Cleveland’s Mayor Jackson and the city’s Office of Sustainability, as well as the North Union Farmers’ Market and local food and community gardening advocates.
Registration is $65 for members, $75 for non-members and $35 for students, and includes all speakers, sessions and organic food and drink. Register by March 9 to avoid late registration fee. For more information visit the online registration page at


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