Would you like to help others know which of the 1000+ garden chemical products in Australia are safer for you and your environment?
Help create a research-based App showing the safety for you and your environment of 1000+ garden products in Australia for pest, weed & disease control or to improve soil fertility
Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) is excited to have just launched a crowd funding campaign on Chuffed.org (campaign ends on 24th July 2017) to help fund the development and maintenance of a research-based web-app that indicates the safety for people and their environment of 1000+ garden products for pest, weed & disease control or to improve soil fertility.
This App will help home and professional gardeners make informed choices on how to reduce the use of chemicals that may have negative effects on human health and environmental impacts.
As a not-for-profit organisation, relying mainly on volunteers and donations, and with the assistance of Burnley College, University of Melbourne, SGA has developed a unique database which scores chemicals against 11 criteria indicating human and environmental impacts of each product.
For ease of use and to assist people make informed decisions, each product will be rated from 1 to 6 stars and show levels of safety for humans, bees and other insects, fish and birds, persistence in soils and likelihood of polluting waterways. In addition, it will suggest chemical-free alternatives to gardening problems.
SGA would appreciate your assistance in this campaign by sharing this initiative with your community or making a donation.
You can make a tax-deductible donation or read more about this campaign on the Crowdfunding campaign page and if you’d like to help spread the word on social media you can use the following links:
Thanks for your support!