Pesticides are out at Washington Adventist Hospital. The hospital is excited to support the Takoma Park Safe Grow Zone Initiative with pesticide-free lawn and garden maintenance.
In response to the Takoma Park community and their request to the city council to ban pesticides, the hospital will no longer uses insecticides or herbicides for their ground maintenance program.
“We’re proud to fully support this important community initiative,” said Joyce Newmyer, President of Washington Adventist Hospital. “We always strive to create the safest environment for the community we serve, and we worked quickly with our landscaping and turf management program managers to implement this change.”
Washington Adventist Hospital is currently working on effective options for grounds maintenance that fits within the framework of the proposed Safe Grow Zone Ordinance. In addition, the hospital will continue with plans this year to review rainwater management and promotion of the use of native and adaptive plants to reduce water needs.