OneNative.org is Berkley Mom’s Green Lawns Mission

Local mompreneur educates others on the harmful affects of pesticides and other lawn care chemicals through her organization, OneNativ.org.

This time of year, “stay off lawn” signs sprout up as homeowners apply treatments to spruce up their grass.

For Vanessa Friedman, that doesn’t sit well. The Berkley mompreneur behind OneNative.org was tired of worrying about her two daughters and family dog wandering across chemically treated lawns.

“I only knew one other house around my block that didn’t spray,” Friedman says. “People are trying to keep their homes green by eating organic and using organic beauty products, but they’re still using harmful chemicals on their lawns.”

So, soon after she moved back to her home state of Michigan from California, in 2017 she created OneNative.org to educate others about the harmful effects of pesticides and fertilizers while offering safe alternatives.

“I think of (lawn chemicals) as secondhand smoking. It affects children, pets, ground water, pollinators, native plants – I could go on and on,” she adds. “It’s just so common and toxic while being completely avoidable.”

Her site has details on local native plant sales, natural gardening tips and kindred nonprofits. It also sells $16 lawn signs that welcome “birds, bugs and bare feet” – and Friedman’s new line of cotton totes and T-shirts arrives this summer.

Learn more about Friedman’s mission at onenative.org.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

LATEST STORIES

Mommy and Me Classes to Enjoy with Your Little Ones

Connect with your little one while participating in activities that are ideal for both parent and child, from bonding through movement to music and more.

The Benefits of a Summer Job for Macomb County Teens

Brought to you by the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development and the Macomb Intermediate School District

Fun Things to Do with Kids This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.



- Advertisement -