• Jon

    This news story has some details on Bachman’s and Gerten’s efforts, as well as more from Mother Earth Gardens.


    March 19, 2014
  • Liz

    Thank you for your insight on the topic. I was recently thinking about growing more bee-friendly plants and wasn’t quite sure where to get them…now I’ll be sure to go to Mother Earth Gardens which just happens to be down the street from where I live. Thank you again!

    May 25, 2014
    • Meleah

      You’re very welcome, Liz. I wish Mother Earth Gardens was down the street. Except, actually, that might be dangerous for my wallet.

      June 07, 2014
  • Lisa

    Thanks for sharing your research. I’m in NC and need to find a local version of you. 🙂 Feeling overwhelmed, duped, unknowingly complicit . . . .

    February 26, 2015
  • Caryl Sawyer

    Love Lowes, have $$$ invested in my yard, all from them. Asked them about neonics and was figuratively flipped the bird.

    I have sent Lowes official “divorce” papers. I do not need them. I have entire extended family behind me on this boycott, as well as gardening club.

    March 13, 2015
    • Meleah

      Hi Caryl,
      Lowes effectively flipped me the bird on this same issue last year. But I just read that the company has changed its stance on this issue and decided to phase out the use of neonics. Let’s hope they actually do that. – Meleah

      April 28, 2015
  • Anna

    Where in the Long Island, NY area can I purchase plants without neonics?

    I have spent hours searching on the internet, and cannot find a source. Thank you,

    May 17, 2015
    • Meleah

      Hi Anna,

      I don’t know about local sources for neonic-free plants in your area, but I do have a list of online sources I can give you. Here you go.

      *Baker’s Creek Heirloom Seed Company
      2278 Baker Creek Road, Mansfield, MO 65704 – 417-924-8917 – bakercreekheirloomseed.com
      All seeds non GMO, non-hybrid, non-patented, non-treated; many heirlooms

      *Fedco Seeds – P.O. Box 520, Waterville, ME 04903 – 207-426-9900
      fedcoseeds.com – Untreated vegetable, herb, and flower seeds

      *High Country Gardens — http://www.highcountrygardens.com/

      *High Mowing Organic Seeds – 76 Quarry Road, Wolcott, VT 05685 – 802-472-6174 – highmowingseedscom – 100 % organic and non-GMO

      *ION Exchange – Native Wildflower Seed & Plant Nursery- IA –563-419-0837 ionxchange.com
      No pretreatments, grow all own seeds and plants

      *Johnny’s Seeds – 877-564-6697-P.O. Box 299 Waterville, ME 04903 – (fax: 207-238-5375) johnnysseeds.com – customerservice@johnnyseeds.com
      Many certified organic untreated seeds & heirlooms; [some conventional treated labeled “T”]

      *Livingston Seeds – 830 Kinnear Rd. Columbus, OH – 614-488-1163 & 614-890-7569
      livingstonseeds.info – No GMOs, no chemically treated seeds

      Prairie Road Organic Seed – Fullerton, North Dakota. 7010-883-4416. No GMO’s, dedicated organic & sustainable, no chemicals or treated seeds. Organic Farmers of the Year 2013. Fully organic and chemical free. http://www.prairieroadorganic.co/Prairie_Road_Organic_Seed

      *Seed Savers Exchange -3094 North Winn Road, Decorah IA 52101 – 532-382-5990 seedsavers.org – Heirloom and open pollinated seeds, No GMO – For availability contact: tom@seedsavers.org

      *Xerces Society – 628 NE Broadway, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97232 – 855-232-6639. In addition to solid, science-based information about many eco-related topics, the Xerces Society offers pollinator seed mixes – http://www.xerces.org/pollinator-seed/

      June 09, 2015
  • Jacqueline Cable

    Please send me your list of bee friendly garden centers. Thank you.

    May 23, 2015
    • Meleah

      Hi Jacqueline,
      It’s on the way.

      June 09, 2015
  • s j clinton

    It is two years later. I just found your site. I am looking for shrubs without neonics for my SE Michigan yard. Has there been any progress with growers?

    I called Home Depot about First Editions plants, was told to contact them, and then received no reply. Any suggestions?



    July 08, 2017

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