Anne has been gardening with RGS for 20+ years, and took on environment responsibilities due to a concern over the use of synthetic pesticides and herbicides. She's happy that we adopted a pesticide-free policy, and continues to lobby the hospital to cease spraying their lawns adjacent to the gardens.
As Environmental Coordinator, Anne ensures that the gardens are in a buffer zone for any City-initiated mosquito spraying, advocates in general for environmental improvements at the gardens. Anne is happy to talk to gardeners about organic methods of growing food, including non-chemical pest management. She also encourages all gardeners to attend the harvest pot-luck, which she initiated many years ago.