Gardeners for the BayTake the Gardeners Pledge


As a Gardener for the Bay, I will:

  • Conserve water by diverting runoff downspouts and paved surfaces to rain barrels, rain gardens, or garden beds.
  • Plant with native, non-invasive species that are adapted to conditions in my area.
  • Enrich my garden beds and lawn naturally with compost, leaf mold, or other organic matter.
  • Eliminate my use of toxic chemicals (synthetic chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides).
  • Reduce my lawn area by planting native trees and shrubs and enlarging garden beds.
  • Encourage other gardeners to join the fight to protect and restore the waterways, farmlands and forests for the Bay Region.
  • Speak out for decisive action to save the Chesapeake Bay a national treasure.

Remember to consult with your local garden center to find solutions that are environmentally best for your yard.

* I support clean water and a healthy environment. I pledge to avoid toxic chemicals, reduce runoff and care for my garden and lawn naturally.

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