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2019 Turf Applications – Good News and Bad News

First the good news: This year we have one true organic site at Woodman Park School ball field. The rest of the turf sites are still being managed conventionally, but lucky for us the program outlined in the bid proposal … Continue reading

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2019 Curbside Weed Control

In the past, the city has hired vendors to spray herbicides along approximately 30 miles of curb lines of our downtown area streets, sidewalks and parking areas on or around the first week of June, July, August, and September. Because … Continue reading

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Dover Continues With Toxic Turf Program

Just when things were looking so good. There were two bid proposals* submitted for Organic Turf Services this season, with one exceedingly high at $232,629.56 and the other coming in at $99,305. 2019 B19043 Results¬† The first bid was from … Continue reading

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Dover’s 2018 Organic Failure – Let’s Never Allow this to Happen Again

In February 2018 Dover unanimously passed a resolution called Commitment to Organic Land Management Practices. Sadly, this “commitment” was short-lived. Just a couple months later when it came time to choose a bid proposal, the city allowed submission of conventional … Continue reading

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The Dover School District’s Empty Promises

About a year ago, we began speaking with our new superintendent Dr. William Harbron about the treatments used on the seven athletic fields that the school district is responsible for maintaining. These sites are under the supervision of the school … Continue reading

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Organic Policy Needs Work on the Seacoast

This is a joint Op Ed written with Non Toxic Portsmouth, published by Foster’s Daily Democrat on April 11th offering our assistance to the cities of Dover and Portsmouth with their organic land management programs.¬† Since last September, both the … Continue reading

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Organic Land Management Resolution Up For Vote 2/28

In a few months it will be five years since the issue of toxic pesticide use has been brought to the attention of the Dover City Council. On Wednesday, February, 28th at 7pm the council will be voting on a … Continue reading

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