Earth Day 2018

Ladybug Love Pledge | DIY Weed Killer | Prizes | Deals | Product Standards


Throughout the month of April, and in celebration of Earth Day on April 22, customers at all Natural Grocers stores will be invited to pledge to protect one of nature’s most important insects – the ladybug. Shoppers will vow to never use chemicals that harm ladybugs or other beneficial insects to show their “Ladybug LoveSM.” Customers will also learn how to make a natural, do-it-yourself weed killer at a free, educational class hosted by Natural Grocers. Use the store locator to find the time of the class at your favorite Natural Grocers’ store.

Take the Ladybug Love Pledge Today!

DIY Weed Killer

We know that pulling all the weeds may be easier said than done, but taking the toxic way out, by way of dangerous chemical herbicides should not be an option. We love a good DIY project around here, so we did a bit of research and came up with a little something to help when your garden or yard needs more than a good yank to get rid of the weeds. As it happens, a non-toxic do it yourself weed killer can be made from 4 simple ingredients that are easily gathered up between your pantry and a short trip to your local Natural Grocers.

Green Goblin industrial grade vinegar will gobble up the protective coating of weeds and works on dirt as well, if you put it where you don’t want regrowth. A bit of salt dehydrates plants and compromises their internal water balance, while clove oil not only smells good – it gets rid of baby weeds, as in seedlings. Finally, there’s good old-fashioned, everyday dish soap, which functions as a surfactant, making sure that all the ingredients stick to the weeds you’re aiming them at. Voila, now you have an easy, non-toxic weed buster to help when the pesky green things get out of control. The one caution is that it must be strategically applied only to weeds, because there isn’t an ingredient to give it a brain to help identify which plants are good and which are bad.

Click here to learn more about this DIY Weed Killer Recipe



Earth Day deals include:

  • Divine Chocolate Bars – $1.99 (3.5 oz).
  • EPIC Pork Rinds, Bits or Meat Bars – $1.59 – $3.79.
  • Select Wild Planet sardines – $1.15 (4.375-4.4 oz).
  • Seventh Generation liquid laundry detergents – $7.99 (95-100 oz).
  • Equal Exchange select bagged organic coffee – $5.49 (10-12 oz).
  • Natural Grocers’ Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oils – $6.29 to $17.99 (17.5 oz to 48 oz).
  • 2-pack Caboo tree-free paper towels – $1.99.
  • Repurpose 9 inch compostable plates – $1.69 (20 ct.).
  • Desert Essence anti-breakage shampoo and conditioner – $4.75 (10 fl. oz).

Deal prices valid April 20th – 22nd only.

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100% Free-Range Eggs

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