Letter: Bee aware of pesticides
Working with Toxics Action Center has opened my eyes to the issue of neonicotinoid pesticides in supposedly bee-friendly plants. As a volunteer coach for my local Girls On the Run chapter near my college, I took it upon myself to work with my third- through fifth-grade girls to plant a garden. After reading the report “Gardeners Beware,” I am now terrified that our small garden plot that was such a wonderful experience for these young inner-city girls may be harming the local bees. I cannot express my concern and disdain for the companies that are allowing consumers to unknowingly poison bees.
Erin Stevens, via email