Friday, June 27, 2014

Save the Bees! Ban Neonics Pesticide.

Some time ago, I wrote a post about the decline of the bee population. At that time, it was not known for sure what was causing the death of the bees, but pesticides were believed to be the culpit.

Now, an international team of scientists have firmly pointed the finger at Neonics. This pesticide is used extensively on genetically engineered crops. And it is not just affecting the bees. It also poses a significant risk to earthworms and birds and it is harming the planet's ecosystem.

To learn more you can watch this news report:

Or read this article.
Researchers sound alarm over neonics, urge global phase out

If you live in Canada and want have your voice heard, you can call, write or email Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, to ban neonicotinoids in Canada.
Phone:(613) 996-9778
Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health
Rm 163 East block
Ottawa ON K1A 0A6

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Grow It! Garden Photo Contest

Announcing the Grow It! Garden Photo Contest

Are you proud of your garden? Want to show it off? Then this is the place for you!

How to Enter

Here's the deal. 'Like' my new The Bloomin' Blog Facebook page. Post your photo. Then share your entry with your friends. The photo with the most votes wins!

Deadline to Enter: June 24, 2014

The Prize

Your reward is the satisfaction of knowing that you have the best garden photo!

This blog is a hobby of mine. So, I am unable to offer a physical prize.

You will also be helping me out with an assignment, which is to test a photo contest app for my 'real' job. Your help is appreciated and I hope you will participate.


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