Organic Strategies for Community Environmental Health: Eliminating pesticides where we live, work, learn and play

The 37th National Pesticide Forum
April 5–6, 2019
New York Academy of Medicine

The full 2019 program is available here: (printable version)


11:30am–4:00pm Organic Land Management Tour
4:30–6:00pm Understanding Pesticides: Health, Law, and Media
6:15–7:00pm Reception
7:00–10:00pm Welcome and Keynotes
7:00–7:20pm Welcome
7:20–7:50pm Take Nature’s Side — Joan Dye Gussow, EdD
7:50–8:30pm Urban Vegetation: Ecology and Management — Peter Del Tredici, PhD
8:30–9:00pm Restoring Ecologically Disturbed Sites — Eric “T” Fleisher
9:00–10:00pm Book Signing


8:00–8:30am Breakfast and Registration
8:30–8:50am Welcome
8:50–9:50am Panel — Health Effects of Pesticide Use: Children and the Community
9:50–10:20am Panel — Protecting Family Health and the Environment
10:20–11:00am Panel — Science and Ecology
11:00–11:15am Break (move to workshops)
11:15am–12:45pm Workshop Block I

Human Health and Pesticides - Supporting Biodiversity and Balanced Ecosystems -
Leveraging the Law for Health and the Environment - Organic Soil Biology: Nurturing Soil for Plant Health

12:45–2:30pm Lunch served, followed by lunch speakers
1:15–1:45pm Urban Farmers and Youth Leadership
1:50–2:00pm Supporting the Community
2:00–2:20pm Protecting New Yorkers from Toxics in City Parks
2:30–3:45pm Panel — Adopting Organic Management Practices: Inside and Out
3:45–4:00pm Break (move to workshops)
4:00–5:30pm Workshop Block II

Organizing for Local Policy Change - Organic Land Management: For Playing Fields
and Farms - Housing and Schools–Organic Land and Structural Pest Management -
Creating Just, Local, Organic Food Systems

5:30–7:15pm Dinner
7:30–11:00pm Ground War Film, Panel Discussion, and Conference Actions

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