For information on non-toxic solutions for citrus greening disease, see article in “For Citrus Growers” tab:
This year, we are privileged to have Vandana Shiva speaking the Ojai Earth Day event at Oak Grove School. 2:30pm. For more info: Vandana Shiva at Ojai Earth Day!
Transition to Organics will have a booth at the event. Please stop by!
Also at Ojai Earth Day: Shannon Biggs, Community Rights Advocate, will be speaking 1:25pm-1:40pm at the main stage. She will share her experiences coordinating community rights initiatives across the country, and consider the options for community action against involuntary exposure to agrochemicals.
Shannon will be leading a Community Rights Training Workshop at 3:30pm in a classroom at Oak Grove. Come on by Transition to Organics booth for more info.
Info on Shannon’s work: http://movementrights.org/aboutus.html
There will also be a Community Rights Workshop at Ojai Grange sometime in May. Date TBD:
Transition to Organics is a non-profit organization, working in cooperation with the Blackbird Foundation, including members from various communities who share an interest in supporting and promoting non-toxic, Earth-friendly methods for landscaping, gardening and farming.
We include gardeners, landscapers, farmers, families, artists, medical professionals, technology experts, office workers and other folks from all walks of life. We invite like minded residents to join us, to learn about safe, non-toxic alternatives, and to contribute to this cause. At this time, we have chapters in Ojai Valley, Carpinteria and Malibu and Coachella Valley. We welcome other communities to join in.
Transition to Organics’ focus is to support the Earth by working with Nature. We are committed to inspiring and educating land stewards, offering workshops, conferences and hands-on advice about how to build self-nourishing systems which create healthy farms, gardens and communities.
As a resident in the pesticide spray zone
for the Asian Citrus Psyllid, you can OPT OUT.
CALL ASAP: 800-491-1899
If you are an Ojai Valley resident in the spray zone, you should have received a notification that your property is scheduled to receive an application of a pesticide by the state of California. For any citrus or kumquat trees on your property, a pyrethroid will be sprayed on the leaves. (Imidacloprid is also applied once a year by the CDFA to the ground underneath trees and shrubs.) A list of trees and shrubs to be sprayed:
For more information, please visit “For Backyard Citrus” tab:
How you can help:
- We need volunteers to distribute flyers, monitor the health of residents, help us acquire funds to cover testing, collect soil and water samples, and more. Please offer your help!
- Contact Patty Pagaling, founder of Transition to Organics, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on non-toxic solutions for citrus greening disease, see article in “For Growers” tab: