or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › The Mindful Home › would you buy a house that backs or is surounded by non organic vineyards?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

would you buy a house that backs or is surounded by non organic vineyards?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

title says it allmy concern of course is with the spraying and chemical use.

 

are you that much worse off right next to the vineyard than you would be a few streets away or even miles away? is the drift that significant?

is it worse than several green, pesticide full, sprayed etc lawns?

 

anyone have first hand experience?

post #2 of 4
Can you ask about the chemical use.

I lived near a farm that uses airplanes to spray. Didn't bother us, but it was a concern
post #3 of 4

would you have a well? if so- no way!!

 

-that would be a major factor for us

post #4 of 4
My first reaction was "Heck no!", but then I thought about it a bit more. Is it a vinyard practicing precision viticulture? Are you in CA or another state? Does the farm owner have a good record/reputation? What are meteorologic conditions like by you?

I place airborne toxics high on my list of things to avoid, and sprayed pesticides and fertilizers are up there with the worst, in my opinion. Drift IS an issue. I DO think it's worse than a suburban lawn because the frequency and intensity of chemical application seems much higher and the delivery method is riskier. But, if it's a sustainable (though maybe not organic) vinyard, family-owned or maybe owned by someone who treats his grapes like babies, then the risk profile would be totally different.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: The Mindful Home
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Natural Living › The Mindful Home › would you buy a house that backs or is surounded by non organic vineyards?