This show is an interview with Paul Tukey. You might know Paul as the founder of SafeLawns.org or as host of People, Places and Plants on HGTV, or perhaps, author of The Organic Lawncare manual. Today he’s back to fill us in on his biggest and most exciting project yet. It’s a documentary movie, called A Chemical Reaction and Paul’s the Executive Producer. It’s an amazing, true story of how one woman’s persistence, finally set the wheels in motion sweeping Canada for a chemical free ban on ornamental pesticides. Will it have an affect in the U.S? Well stay tuned to find out.
Show Notes – GGW 026 – A Chemical Reaction; An Interview with Executive Producer, Paul Tukey
This week Joe Lamp’l interviews Paul Tukey, Executive Producer of his new documentary, A Chemical Reaction. It’s the story of one woman’s efforts to bring awareness to her tiny Canadian town of Hudson, the link she was finding to certain medical conditions and pesticides. This led to this town in Canada’s crusade to ban lawn and garden chemicals that is now sweeping through the country Paul has recently wrapped up completion of this major film and in this episode we talk about the movie, how it came about, how it’s going now, and what’s ahead as a result of this film.
Paul is also the HGTV host of People, Places & Plants, American Horticulture Society’s 2006 Communicator of the Year, Founder of Safelawns.org and author of the Organic Lawn Care Manual. And that only scratches the surface. He put an organic lawn on the Great Mall in Washington, D.C
Paul J. Tukey, www.PaulTukey.com
HGTV Co-Host & Executive Producer Publisher, People, Places & Plants magazine
Named 2006 COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR by the American Horticultural Society
Author, The Organic Lawn Care Manual, Storey Publishing
National Spokesperson, www.safelawns.org
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