> I'm planting a small butterfly garden at a public elementary school in > Vancouver WA along a fenceline which is sprayed occasionally. We're > planning on putting up signs that mark off an area surrounding the > garden which is not to be sprayed. My question is, how far away from > the edge of the garden should the signs be? 20 ft? 50 ft? How far can > herbicide travel in enough quantity to effect plants, butterflies, and > caterpillars? Unfortunately, I d n't think it will go over so well if I > mark off the entire school fenceline with these signs. > Matt Gordon How far ? How fast is the wind blowing and in which direction ? ;- ( Put up the signs (whatever is 'recommended/possible') but in the *maintenance* agreement (there *is* one, isn't there ?) make provision that *all the fence* must be *hand-weeded*. *Regularly*. *Both sides*. And pictures taken and posted *in the school* of the weeding process/ 'volunteers' each time - with maybe even a tangible reward now and then ? all recorded as part of the school's 'history' . . . The man who wrote "All I ever needed to know I learned in kindergarten" and "milk and cookies in the afternoon" and "hold hands while crossing the street" knew what he was talking about . . . Toni in Seattle
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