You can start a pretty heated discussion just by using the term "pesticides" in a small gathering.
People do not like the side effects of pesticides, but see the need for SOMETHING to keep weeds and insects from crowding out important crops.
The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides, NCAP, does what its name implies: look for non-pesticide solutions to pests.
NCAP is one of several organizations taking part in "Pesticides, People, Pollinators, and the Planet," Saturday April 16 at Southern Oregon University.
NCAP head Kim Leval visits with details of her group's work.