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 Post subject: LANDS–CAPE ONTARIO AND THE WAR ON TERROR ▬ November 2009
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[size=150]LANDS–CAPE ONTARIO AND THE WAR ON TERROR ! ▬ November 2009

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Environmental Terror Will NEVER End !

And it seems LandsCAPE Ontario will DO NOTHING except being a mere observer to the demise of the Professional Lawn Care Industry !




► Does LandsCAPE Ontario want to defend the Professional Lawn Care Industry against Environmental Terror ?

► Does LandsCAPE Ontario truly represent the Professional Lawn Care Industry in the Province of Ontario ?

► Does LandsCAPE Ontario understand the Professional Lawn Care Industry ?




► Some have concluded that LandsCAPE Ontario will DO NOTHING to defend the future of the Modern Green Space Industry !

► Some have concluded that LandsCAPE Ontario is UNWILLING TO DO ANYTHING to defend the future of the Modern Green Space Industry !

► Some have concluded that LandsCAPE Ontario prefers the status of OBSERVER only, and will not fight Environmental Terror.

► Some have concluded that Environmental Terror itself now controls some trade associations, such as LandsCAPE Ontario !

► Some have concluded that Professional Lawn Care Association of Ontario (P.L.C.A.O.) is the ONLY valid trade association that is capable of properly representing the Professional Lawn Care Industry, and not LandsCAPE Ontario !




► LandsCAPE Ontario originally gave strong support to the Ontario Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act, just like the rest of the Environmental Terror Movement.

Here is an official statement released on April 22nd, 2008 by Gavin Dawson, Chairman of the Lawncare Commodity Group of LandsCAPE Ontario. –

<< The professional lawncare [sic] industry in
Ontario actively supports the concept of a
strong, province–wide pesticide law, to replace a
patchwork of contradictory municipal bylaws,
said Gavin Dawson, Chair of the LandsCAPE
Ontario, Lawncare [ sic ] Commodity Group.
While we recognize there is more work to be
done on the details of this initiative, the
McGuinty government has delivered on its
promise with a Bill that ensures consistent
standards everywhere, which apply equally to
professionals servicing our green infrastructure
and the do–it–yourself market. >>

For the complete media release, go to – ... c7982.html


► LandsCAPE Ontario appears among a list of supporters from the Environmental Terror Movement in a document released by the Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Ontario.

Go to –


► LandsCAPE Ontario tried to do too–little–too–late on November 19th, 2008 –

<< Urgent Call to Action. The draft regulations
under the Cosmetic Pesticides Prohibition Act,
2008, released by the government on November
7th are completely unsatisfactory to
LandsCAPE Ontario and the professional
lawncare [sic] industry. >>


► LandsCAPE Ontario appears to be DECEIVING its members about so–called ALTERNATIVE PEST CONTROLS FOR TURF IN ONTARIO when NO valid, effective, and safer alternatives exist ! LandsCAPE Ontario now sounds and acts just like the rest of the Environmental Terror Movement.




► << The Professional Lawn Care Industry is being treated like a dying cancer victim. >>

► << Our supposed allies are reacting as if the Professional Lawn Care Industry is covered in oozing infected boils. >>

► << It seems the Professional Lawn Care Industry is the red–headed baby basterd of a wretched and uncompassionate « pot & flower » trade association. >>

► << The Professional Lawn Care Industry is being left out to dry. >>




Clearly, LandsCAPE Ontario has demonstrated massive sympathy [ Wrong ! ] towards the prohibition–plight of the Professional Lawn Care Industry.

Here are some examples support and sympathy from Tony DiGiovanni, LandsCAPE Ontario ...

► << Some of them will figure it out. Others won’t make it this year. >>

► << Our role is to assist in the transition. >>




Shortly after prohibition was announced in Ontario, in the LandsCAPE Ontario 2008 Annual Report ... one measly paragraph in a 37–page industry report was devoted to the plight of the Professional Lawn Care Industry.

Here is an excerpt from the LandsCAPE Ontario 2008 Annual Report –

Title : << LO will flourish because of engaged members >>

Written by Tony DiGiovanni, Executive Director’s Report, LandsCAPE Ontario

<< Lawn care. The pesticides issue continues
to dominate the lawn care agenda. The
province passed legislation banning pesticides,
except for golf, forestry, and agriculture. As of
this writing, the draft regulations have just
come out. They will force enormous changes in
the lawn care sector, as most of the traditional
pest control tools are banned. Some industry
members have been preparing for this by
focusing on alternative weed control products
such as Sarritor. Others have changed their
business models based on cultural practices
with hand weeding and increased organic
fertilizers as part of the mix. There is a great
deal of concern about future viability. Our role
is to assist in the transition. Our members are
survivors. >>




► << LandsCAPE Ontario has given itself the role of the funeral director by simply presiding over the death of the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry ! >>

► << A hated family member would have been given a longer eulogy. >>




Some have concluded that LandsCAPE Ontario is acting in this fashion because it is a short–sighted trade association that prefers to cater to the « pot and flower » industry.

In the 1990s, when the Professional Lawn Care Industry in Quebec began challenging the prohibition initiated by the Town of Hudson, it was recognized that this could only be successfully accomplished by breaking away from its parent trade association, the equivalent of LandsCAPE Ontario. Early on, the parent association also refused to fight against Environmental Terror, and actually tried to seize the financial war chest that was being accumulated for the challenge.

There is a lesson to be learned here – « pot and flower » associations have not been decisive enough in defending issues pertaining to pest control products. Their interests seem to traditionally remain elsewhere.

Additionally, « pot and flower » people tend to support the Environmental Terror Movement. Just like LandsCAPE Ontario !

Moreover, the Lawncare [sic] Commodity Group of LandsCAPE Ontario is clearly controlled by franchises that themselves appear to support Environmental Terror.




As of November 2009, the following people can be held accountable for the behaviour of LandsCAPE Ontario ...

X Adams, Robert

X Bourne, Thom

X Bull, Phil

X Charbonneau, Pam

X Dawson, Gavin

X DiGiovanni, Tony

X Gaspar, Paul

X Goodman, Mark

X Harrison, Rohan

X Horsman, Martin

X Ladds, John

X McQueen, Don

X Mulhall, Nancy

X Olds, Darcy

X Passmore, Danny

X Pugliese, Kathleen

X Reed, Richard

X Soepboer, Dave

X Somerville, Tom

X Splane, Rod

X Tobin, Kyle

X Tschanz, Steve

X Van Haastrecht, Bruce

X Van Haastrecht, Louis

X Van Haastrecht, Ryan

X Voorhees, Don

X White, Alan

X Wright, John




► << We must cancel our membership with LandsCAPE Ontario NOW ! >>

► << We must ask all of your peers to cancel their memberships with LandsCAPE Ontario NOW ! >>

► << P.L.C.A.O. needs our full support ! >>




William H. Gathercole and Norah G

National Organization Responding Against Huje that harm the Green Space Industry (NORAHG)

William H. Gathercole, Founder

For a free Force of Nature e-newsletter, contact


FORCE OF NATURE was launched for continuous transmission on the Internet on January 1st, 2009. It is a series of e–newsletters destined for the Green Space Industry, the Environmental–Terror–Movement, Government Officials, and the Media, nation–wide across Canada, the United States and overseas.

Force Of Nature is the brainchild of William H. Gathercole and his entourage. Norah G is actually an acronym for the stable of anonymous producers and writers that contribute to this e–newsletter and have now replaced Mr. Gathercole. They consist of people from the following industries : Distribution, Fertilizer, Golf, Lawn Care, Manufacturing, Municipal, Nursery, and Orchard. Many of these people are leaders in their own industries. The opinions expressed in Force Of Nature, even though from an INDEPENDENT PERSPECTIVE, may not reflect those of everyone in the GREEN SPACE INDUSTRY, or Mr. Gathercole’s many associates. Be warned ! Force Of Nature may sometimes be very irreverent and fearless with these e–newsletters. Mr. Gathercole is now retired from Force Of Nature, although his name continues to appear as the founder.

William H. Gathercole is a principal FOUNDER of the Modern Professional Lawn Care Industry in BOTH Ontario and Quebec. He holds a degree in Horticulture from the UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH, and another pure and applied science degree from McGILL UNIVERSITY. He has worked in virtually all aspects of the GREEN SPACE INDUSTRY, including GOLF and PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE, and has served in public affairs, workplace safety, and environmental compliance. Mr. Gathercole has supervised, consulted, programmed, and/or overseen the execution of HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of pest control applications in the urban landscape. He has trained, instructed, and consulted with THOUSANDS of turf managers and technicians. Mr. Gathercole has also been an agricultural agronomist. For many years, Mr. Gathercole was a contributing columnist for TURF & Recreation Magazine, Canada’s Turf and Grounds Maintenance Authority.

Mr. Gathercole has followed the evolution of ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORISM for over a quarter–century. His involvement in environmental issues reached a fevered pitch in the 1990s, when he orchestrated, with his colleagues, legal action against the prohibition of pest control products in the Town of Hudson, Quebec. For FIFTEEN YEARS, the strategies designed and implemented by Mr. Gathercole and his colleagues guaranteed the control of Enviro–Terror for the entire Modern Green Space Industry across Canada. Although he can be accused of being Anti–Environment–Movement, he is, in fact, simply a strong advocate FOR the Modern Green Space Industry. However, this position has not precluded him from criticizing the Green Space Industry itself. Nonetheless, his vast knowledge of our long journey with environmental issues is UNDENIABLE. ( Hopefully ! )

The mission of Force Of Nature is as a National Organization Responding Against Huje that harm the Green Space Industry (NORAHG) with statements and activities seeking to prohibit FEDERALLY LEGAL, SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE, and TOTALLY IRREPLACEABLE conventional pest control products. Enviro–Maniac–Culprits are identified on the basis of their statements, activities, affiliations, and whereabouts. Even though each Enviro–Maniac–Culprit is a mis–guided adversary, each still deserves our respect. The terms Maniac, Culprit, Terrorist, or Basterd are not accusations of any legal wrong–doing. Force Of Nature is simply holding Culprits accountable for conspiring to change public policies that TERRORIZE and THREATEN the Green Space Industry. Force Of Nature believes that the pretentious prohibitionist policies of the Environmental–Terror–Movement is leading to LOSS OF REVENUES, BUSINESS FAILURES, BANKRUPTCY, and UNEMPLOYMENT, inflicting DESPAIR and DESTITUTION for THOUSANDS of victims throughout the Green Space Industry. The actions of Maniac–Culprits–Terrorists–Basterds in the movement are viewed as a form of TERROR against the Green Space Industry. The information presented in Force Of Nature has been developed for the education and entertainment of the reader by providing a sequence of historical events with commentary. Additionally, Force Of Nature inspires people to believe that ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORISM can be STOPPED ! The events, characters, companies, and organizations, depicted in this document are not always fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, may not be coincidental. All document excerpts and pictures contained in Force Of Nature were found somewhere on the Internet. We believe that they are in the public domain, serving one of the following purposes : archive, education, promotion, publicity, or press release.

The following Force Of Nature documents are currently available ― ● Alberta Prohibition ● British Columbia Prohibition ● Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment ● Canadian Cancer Society ● Canadian Environmental Law Association ● Consequences ● David Suzuki Foundation ● DDT and Politicized Science ● Death and the Environmental–Terror–Movement ● Enviro–Money ● Environmental Terrorists Unmasked ● Fertilizer-Terror Is Next ● June Irwin, The Clown of Junk Science ● Kazimiera Jean Cottam ● Landscape Trades Capitulate ● New Brunswick Prohibition ● Nova Scotia Prohibition ● Ontario Prohibition ● Organic Fertilizers ● Pesticide Free BC ● Pets and Lawn Care Chemicals ● Prince Edward Island Prohibition ● Quebec Prohibition ● Rachel Carson, The Queen of Junk Science ● Salmon Arm BC Prohibition ● The 9/11 Era of the Green Space Industry ● The Failure of Integrated Pest Management ● The Looming Golf Industry Shipwreck ● The Industry Strikes Back ● The Misconceptions About Cancer ● The National Annihilation of the Modern Green Space Industry ● The Wisdom of Bill Bell ● The Wisdom of Drysdale ● The Wisdom of Health Canada ● The Wisdom of Holland ● The Wisdom of Lowes ● The Wisdom of Mains ● The Wisdom of the Solomons ● Ask For a Copy of Any Back Issue of Force Of Nature Today. Read All About Enviro–Maniacs and Their Environmental–Terror–Organizations in Force Of Nature ! The Whole Truth From An Independent Perspective ! Force Of Nature is TOTALLY INDEPENDENT of any trade association or business operating within the Green Space Industry. DON’T THANK US. IT’S A PUBLIC SERVICE. AND WE ARE GLAD TO DO IT.


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