Wednesday, May 19, 2010




More people are understanding the malicious problems created by the Environmental-Terrorists !


<< Some of the so–called « green alternatives » [ ... ] have negatives ranging from almost total ineffectiveness except under very specific circumstances, to a question about their toxicity; i.e. that it may well be more toxic than what it is designed to replace. In fact some jurisdictions have already begun to ban some of these « green alternatives » and more will likely do the same soon. >>


September 6th, 2009

Art C. Drysdale
( Celebrity Horticulturist )

i Can Garden


Cosmetic Pesticides

Set to begin, a real battle to save, or bring back badly needed lawn and garden care products !

The PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA [ B.C. ] Speech from the Throne was delivered on TUESDAY, AUGUST 25TH [ 2009 ].

It contained much of what had been predicted, particularly as regards a forecasted deficit.

One item which many were not expecting had to do with cosmetic pesticide use.

Here is the pertinent sentence ―

« British Columbians will be consulted on new statutory protections to further safeguard our environment from cosmetic chemical pesticides. »


Harmonized Sales Tax

This might have been expected, if you think about the B.C. Liberal government’s reasoning behind the announcement that it would introduce the HARMONIZED SALES TAX effective NEXT JULY [ 2010 ].

That reasoning included the point that now that the PROVINCE OF ONTARIO had decided to introduce the hated HST, B.C. would have to follow suit in order to remain competitive for business. Now, maybe that is true.

I don’t personally oppose the HST, I think it is a better way to go than the two–tier PST and GST we had previously.

I only wish that it had happened 20 years ago when I was doing considerable business and could only get back slightly less than half of the taxes paid, whereas soon now it will be possible to get back all of the tax on items being bought for re–sale.

But, if B.C. had to mimic Ontario’s example of going with the HST, why does it follow that they would have to do the same with the banning of cosmetic pesticides ? How is one even remotely related to the other ?


Force Of Nature

WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE, horticulturist and writer, [ and his colleagues ] now writes a daily internet blog ( actually identified as a daily news–letter, called « FORCE OF NATURE » ) which is strongly critical not just of the ENVIRO–TERRORISTS who, back in the LATE 80S and EARLY 90S conspired to see an end to the lawn, turf, and horticultural maintenance industries, initially through the banning of « cosmetic turf pesticides », starting in the TOWN OF HUDSON QUÉBEC.

WILLIAM GATHERCOLE holds a degree in Horticulture from the UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH, and another pure and applied science degree from McGILL UNIVERSITY.

He has worked in virtually all aspects of the Green Space Industry, including public affairs, personal safety, and environmental issues.

Mr. GATHERCOLE has been a consultant and instructor for decades. [ He is now retired from Force Of Nature. ]

He [ and his colleagues ] have been following the evolution of environmental terrorism for over a quarter–century.

His involvement in environmental issues reached a fevered pitch in the 1990s, when he orchestrated, with others, legal action against unethical and excessive municipal regulations restricting the use of pest control products. (i.e. the Town of Hudson.)

Although he can be accused of being anti–environment–movement, he is, in fact, simply a strong advocate for the green space industry.

However, this position has not precluded him from criticizing the industry itself.

Nonetheless, his vast knowledge of our long journey with environmental issues is undeniable.

For many years, Mr. GATHERCOLE [ was ] a contributing columnist for TURF & RECREATION MAGAZINE, Canada’s turf and grounds maintenance authority.


Salmon Arm, British Columbia

In a recent issue of FORCE OF NATURE, the situation in SALMON ARM, BRITISH COLUMBIA was outlined as follows :

« Legal, safe, and irreplaceable pest control products are prohibited in Salmon Arm, B.C., because weak–kneed councillors are unable to stand up to overly–influential residents that are members of environmental terror groups. Because of the prohibition, INSECTS LIKE APHIDS HAVE BECOME RAMPANT. There are actually reports from Ontario and Québec where insect pests are on a critical rise since the crazed prohibitions were legislated, just like in Salmon Arm. »

« In Salmon Arm, the sugary secretions exuded from the aphids are coating sidewalks and parked vehicles throughout the town. The secretions eventually ATTRACT MORE AGGRESSIVE INSECT SPECIES such as hornets and wasps. »

« Repeated and unchecked aphid attacks will tend to make host trees BRITTLE, meaning branches will break when the wind blows hard. People walking on sidewalks drenched in honeydew secretions may SLIP AND FALL, and SEVERELY HURT THEMSELVES. Do we hear the word LAWSUIT ? Wouldn’t it be interesting to see Salmon Arm sued for millions of dollars by some poor citizen struck by a falling branch because of CITY NEGLECT, and because the city is run by Enviro–Maniacs ! Salmon Arm appears to be run by councillors stricken with DEPRAVED INDIFFERENCE for the safety of its citizens ! »

« If the councillors of Salmon Arm had any brains, the malicious prohibition would be RESCINDED immediately, before some poor citizen becomes seriously hurt, and before Salmon Arm becomes the target of a major lawsuit ! This should serve as a WARNING to any government officials who conspire to prohibit legal, safe, and irreplaceable pest control products. »

FORCE OF NATURE also points out, in an even newer edition, some of the many « outright lies » that are being promoted by Enviro–Maniacs on this subject :

1) Acre for acre, the American lawn receives four times as much chemical pesticide as any U.S. farmland. [ WRONG ! ]

2) An estimated seven million birds are killed yearly in the U.S. by lawn–care pesticides. [ WRONG ! ]

3) Phosphorus runoff from lawn fertilizer causes algae blooms that suck oxygen out of our waterways, killing all aquatic life. [ WRONG ! ]

4) In the summer, over half of municipal water usage goes to lawns. [ WRONG ! ]


Green Alternatives

In addition to these totally incorrect statements by so–called « coaches » and « experts », virtually all of whom have NO VALID CREDENTIALS in any aspect of horticulture or lawn care ( truly they are Enviro–Maniacs ), many of the products being recommended as « alternative green » substitutes have their own problems !

Some of the so–called « green alternatives » such as acetic acid, corn gluten meal, Bacillus thuringiensis, herbicidal soap, horticultural oil, insecticidal soap, nematodes, and Sclerotinia minor, have negatives ranging from ALMOST TOTAL INEFFECTIVENESS except under very specific circumstances, to a question about their TOXICITY; i.e. that it may well be more toxic than what it is designed to replace.

In fact some jurisdictions have already begun to BAN some of these « green alternatives », and more will likely do the same soon.

This is a battle that has hardly begun, but if we are to continue to have green spaces and gardens, it needs to be fought.

I’ll have more in coming weeks.


Art Drysdale

Canada’s best-known horticulturist for the past four decades as celebrity writer, and radio and television broadcaster

Drysdale is one of Canada’s best–known horticulturists.

For the past four decades he has been writing, and presenting radio and television broadcasts, with practical garden hints on stations such as CFRB, AM740 and CFCA.

He also presented all of Canada’s Weather Network gardening vignettes, hourly from April to October annually for a decade; as well as being the spokesman for The Garden Claw across the country.

A life–long resident of Toronto and a horticulturist well known all across Canada, Drysdale is now a resident of Parksville, British Columbia on Vancouver Island, just north of Nanaimo.

He has renovated an old home and has a new garden there.

His radio gardening vignettes are heard in south–western Ontario over two radio stations : Easy 101 FM out of Tillsonburg at 2 PM weekdays and CD98.9 FM out of Norfolk County at 11:40 AM weekdays.

As a speaker, Drysdale has addressed amateur and professional groups all across Canada, as well as in the U.S., England, Holland, Switzerland, Australia, South Africa, and aboard cruise ships.

Drysdale graduated from East York Collegiate in 1957, with the Ontario Secondary School Honour Graduation Diploma.

He was active and held several executive positions in the East York Garden Club, 1955–69.

He attended The Niagara Parks Commission School of Gardening (now NPC Botanical Garden and School of Horticulture), 1958–61, where he won all five awards presented at the graduation. He initiated/edited the school’s first yearbook.

From graduation in March 1961 until August 1962, Drysdale worked with the Shur–Gain Division of Canada Packers where he developed new consumer fertilizer products (Feed ‘n Weedaway, for example), wrote various consumer literature, and consulted with consumers and the turf industry.

He was then employed with Sheridan Nurseries Limited, 1962–69, Drysdale was Chief Horticulturist and Advertising Manager, with full responsibility for their catalogues and botanical nomenclature.

In December 1963, Drysdale began writing a feature column for a new magazine, Canadian Nurseryman, and continued to do so until March 1969. He was also a member of the founding committee.

In 1964, he was appointed part–time Executive Director and Editor with the Canadian Parks/Recreation Association ( CP/RA ), with the office in his home.

In 1969–70, he was employed full–time as CP/RA Executive Director, and Editor of Recreation Canada. He set up CP/RA's first permanent office in Ottawa in early 1971.

From 1971–1978, he free–lanced as a horticultural writer and published/edited Recreation Canada.

In 1973, he was appointed Regional Director ( Canada ) of the Garden Writers Association of America ( GWAA ).

During 1979–81 period, he served as President of the Garden Writers Association, the first–ever Canadian to hold the office representing over 1,000 members, mostly in the U.S.A.

In March 1975, Dent Canada published his book Gardening Off The Ground that he wrote on the invitation of the publisher. It was the first Canadian book for balcony gardeners. In July 1996, he self–published a completely revised and enlarged version, including his own colour photos.


William H. Gathercole and Norah G

National Organization Responding Against Huje that TERRORIZE, HARM, and THREATEN the Green Space Industry (NORAHG)

William H. Gathercole, Founder

For a free Force Of Nature e–newsletter, contact


Force Of Nature presents THE WHOLE TRUTH FROM AN INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE ! It is a series of e–newsletters developed for the education and entertainment of the turf manager. Force Of Nature is a report from National Organization Responding Against Huje that seek to harm the Green Space Industry (NORAHG).

Huje is a term used to describe Enviro Maniac Activists that routinely concoct FEAR MONGERING, FRAUDULENT LIES, MISCONCEPTIONS, COERCION, THREATS, DECEPTIONS, TERROR, and PARANOID CONSPIRACIES that are DESIGNED to SCAM and DECEIVE the public into believing that families are in some NON–EXISTENT danger with conventional pest control products. Huje also SCAM and DECEIVE Government Officials into the NEEDLESS, SENSELESS, and MALICIOUS prohibition of FEDERALLY LEGAL, SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE, TOTALLY IRREPLACEABLE, and ABSOLUTELY INDISPENSABLE conventional pest control products.

All information, excerpts, and pictures contained in this document were found somewhere on the Internet, and may be considered in the public domain, serving one of the following purposes ― archive, education, promotion, publicity, or press release. The events, characters, companies, and organizations, depicted in this document are not always fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, may not be coincidental. Force Of Nature is TOTALLY INDEPENDENT of any trade association or business operating within the Green Space Industry. Don’t thank us. It’s a public service. And we are glad to do it.

Force Of Nature is the brainchild of William H. Gathercole and his entourage. Mr. Gathercole is a principal FOUNDER of the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry in BOTH Ontario and Quebec. He holds a degree in Horticulture from the UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH, and another pure and applied science degree from McGILL UNIVERSITY. He has worked in virtually all aspects of the Green Space Industry, including GOLF, PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE, and CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, and has served in public affairs, workplace safety, and environmental compliance. Mr. Gathercole has supervised, consulted, programmed, and/or overseen the successful and safe execution of HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of pest control applications in the urban landscape. He has trained, instructed, and consulted with THOUSANDS of turf managers and technicians. Mr. Gathercole has also been an agricultural agronomist. For many years, Mr. Gathercole was a contributing columnist for TURF & Recreation Magazine, Canada’s Turf and Grounds Maintenance Authority. Mr. Gathercole is now retired from Force Of Nature, although his name continues to appear as the founder. Mr. Gathercole is personally credited for crafting the Golf Industry Exception Status, that endures to this day. He is also the creator of the signs that are now used for posting after application. His vast knowledge of our long journey with Environmental Issues is UNDENIABLE ― hopefully ! For FIFTEEN YEARS, the strategies designed and implemented by Mr. Gathercole and his colleagues guaranteed the control of Environmental Terror for the entire Modern Green Space Industry across Canada. Mr. Gathercole’s involvement in Environmental Issues reached a fevered pitch in the 1990s, when he orchestrated, with his colleagues, legal action against the Forces of Environmental Evil in the Town of Hudson, Quebec. Mr. Gathercole is the ONLY TRUE RELIABLE WITNESS of the Hudson Affair.

Mr. Gathercole and his entourage have followed the evolution of ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORISM for over a quarter century. Through Force Of Nature, Enviro Maniac Activist Huje are identified on the basis of their statements, activities, affiliations, and whereabouts. Even though each Enviro Maniac Culprit is a misguided adversary, each still deserves our respect. The use of the terms Maniac, Culprit, Terrorist, or Basterd are not accusations of any legal wrong doing. Force Of Nature is simply holding Enviro Maniac Activists accountable for conspiring to change public policies that TERRORIZE, HARM, and THREATEN the Green Space Industry. Their pretentious prohibitionist rants have created LOSS OF REVENUES, BUSINESS FAILURES, BANKRUPTCY, and UNEMPLOYMENT, inflicting DESPAIR and DESTITUTION for THOUSANDS of hapless victims throughout the Green Space Industry. The DEPRAVED INDIFFERENCE of Maniac Culprit Terrorist Basterd Huje is viewed as a form of TERROR, HARM, and THREAT against the Green Space Industry.

The following editions of Force Of Nature are currently available ― ● A Look At ● Alberta Conspiracy ● British Columbia Conspiracy ● Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment ● Canadian Cancer Society ● Canadian Environmental Law Association ● Carnage ● Consequences ● Culprit ● David Suzuki Foundation ● Dating Services for Enviro Maniacs ● DDT and Politicized Science ● Death and the Environmental Terror Movement ● Enviro Profit ● Environmental Terrorists Unmasked ● Famous Quotations ● Fertilizer Terror ● Hero ● June Irwin, the Clown of Junk Science ● Kazimiera Jean Cottam ● Landscape Trades Capitulate ● Lying Sac of Enviro–Maniac Cwap ● Myth–Busting ● Needless Hysteria ● New Brunswick Conspiracy ● Newfoundland Conspiracy ● Nova Scotia Conspiracy ● Ontario Conspiracy ● Organic Fertilizers ● Paranoid Theories ● Pesticide Free BC ● Pets and Lawn Care Chemicals ● Positive Waves ● Prince Edward Island Conspiracy ● Quebec Conspiracy ● Rachel Carson, the Queen of Junk Science ● Reining a Terrorist Reaction ● Salmon Arm BC Conspiracy ● Satire ● Terror NEVER Ends ● Terror Talk ● The 9/11 Era of the Green Space Industry ● The Bin Laden of Enviro Terror, Paul Tukey ● The Failure of Integrated Pest Management ● The Looming Golf Industry Shipwreck ● The Industry Strikes Back ● The Misconceptions About Cancer ● The National Annihilation of the Modern Green Space Industry ● The Wisdom of Bill Bell ● The Wisdom of Drysdale ● The Wisdom of Health Canada ● The Wisdom of Holland ● The Wisdom of Lowes ● The Wisdom of Mains ● The Wisdom of the Solomons ● Update ● Warning ●


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