The Philadelphia Inquirer has called Paul Tukey “the Al Gore of lawn care.” Tukey will be in Door County at the end of this month (April 26 at Crossroads at Big Creek; April 27 at the Sustainability Fair). In preparation for his visit, Movies That Matter will screen A Chemical Reaction on Tuesday, April 16 at 4:30 pm.
This 70-minute Emmy nominated documentary, produced by Tunkey, tells the story of the tiny town of Hudson, Quebec, where they banned the use of all chemical pesticides and herbicides. The resulting battle fought against the mighty chemical companies went all the way to the Supreme Court, where the town’s right to protect its citizens was upheld.
Tukey followed this case for years; he had once owned a lawn care business and became seriously ill as a result of applying chemical products. As a result he became one of the nation’s leading experts on organic lawn care and the author of the top book on organic lawn care, The Organic Lawn Care Manual. For more information visit safelawns.org