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Paul Tukey to Host a Special Screening of A Chemical Reaction in Seattle Area

February 08, 2010

We hear a lot about lawns these days. I’ve reported on initiatives in Washington to remove phosphorus from lawn fertilizers. I’ve shared information suggesting that lawns may actually adding to global warming. And, of course, I’ve also offered ways to remove your lawn with minimal effort. Today, I’m excited to report that Paul Tukey, author of The Organic Lawn Care Manual and founder of Safelawns.org will be coming to the Seattle area later this month for a COOL-sponsored airing of his documentary film, A Chemical Reaction.

The trailer follows. After watching it, read on for event location and ticket purchase details.


A Chemical Reaction provides an insightful and scientific look at the various concerns mounting around lawn chemicals. It follows the studies and Supreme Court case that eventually lead to the banning of various lawn pesticides and herbicides in one town, then several municipalities and eventually the entire Provence of Quebec. (Updated Feb. 8, 2010: And, this just in: weed ‘n feed fertilizers have just been banned throughout all of Canada! Read more here.)

Paul Tukey, keynote speaker for this special event,Ā  is uniquely qualified to speak on the subject of lawns and lawn chemical reactions. Not only has he cared for lawns for many years, but he himself succumbed to lawn chemical toxins and became seriously ill. This lead him to become an outspoken advocate for alternative lawn care programs.

Please join us later this month at Lake Washington Technical College where you will have an opportunity to meet Paul, enjoy a screening of his film,and meet with local industry to learn and discuss more with local industry professionals on this subject. All proceeds from this event will benefit safelawns.org.

When: Saturday, February, 20, 2010 from 2pm-6pm

Where: Lake Washington Technical College Auditorium in Kirkland, WA (directions here)

Tickets: $10 in advance via brownpapertickets.com here; $15 at the door

(Garden Mentors inc is a member of COOL, the group sponsoring this event, and Garden Mentors has donated sponsorship funds for this event. However, Garden Mentors has received no compensation to promote this event, film, book or any other related information.)

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