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  1. 1. ` Lawn Care Sources & ResourcesIntroduction to OLCOrganic Land Care: lawns, gardens and landscapesEvery Yard Makes a DifferenceLawn and TurfNOFA Standards for Organic Land CareAccreditation CourseFirst, Do No HarmEvery land use decision we make will have a positive or negative effect on the land in ourcare. Strive to understand and preserve existing elements that benefit the wholeecosystem––indigenous plants and soils, wildlife corridors and habitat, riparian buffers andwatershed drainage, mature trees and shrubs. Minimize use of inputs that impact existinglocal ecosystems, such as fertilizer and water, and avoid adding any toxic materials to theland in your care.Every Yard Makes a DifferenceKeep pesticides off your lawn and gardens Using only non-toxic materials on your property reduces the health risk to yourself, your family, your neighbors and your local environment. See Why Organic? Use non-synthetic fertilizers from natural sources Synthetic fertilizers are made in a chemical process that uses fossil fuel and contributes to global warming. Use of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer greatly increase the amount of nitrogen entering the global nitrogen cycle which has a serious negative impact on the organization and functioning of the worlds ecosystems, including accelerating the loss of biological diversity and decline of coastal marine ecosystems
  2. 2. and fisheries. Visit for more information. Theuse of synthetic phosphorus fertilizers has its own set of problems, in particular itscontribution to the eutrophication of fresh water lakes and ponds, and the limitedglobal supply of phosphate rock. For more information, visit Reduce water useIn many cities in the Northeast, 50% of the drinking water goes to lawns andlandscapes. Over 75% of our rivers are flow stressed because of water withdrawalsfor these residential uses. Read more in our article "Lawns: Good Watering Practices" Remove invasive plantsInvasive plants grow quickly and spread easily and often reduce the biodiversity ofwhole ecosystems. Learn about invasive plants, how to avoid spreading them, andhow to remove them from your own property. In the U.S., a good place to start is atthe National Invasive Species Information Center, Home gardening with native plantsNative plants are site adapted and usually require little to no watering, fertilizing orpesticides. Stunning gardens can be made from entirely native plants. See ourbookstore for ideas. Since native plants are, well, native, its best to find a localconservation group who works with natives. If you live in the Northeast U.S., a goodplace to start is the New England Wildflower Society, Theyhave a listing of Native Plant Societies in the US and Canada, Make and use compostCompost has many advantages as a soil amendment and it is less likely to causepollution of the local and regional environment than fertilizers, even organic ones.Incorporating compost improves turf, shrub and shade tree performance in marginalor poor soils. Good quality compost improves soil structure, reduces runoff andcompaction, enhances biodiversity, increases water and nutrient retention, increases
  3. 3. microbial activity, supplies nutrients, helps suppress and prevent plant diseases,detoxifies certain pesticides, and inactivates and kills potential human pathogens. Thebenefits to the plants are: improved establishment of turf, ornamentals and shadetrees; improved color; increased root growth; and reduced need for fertilizer,pesticides, and irrigation. To learn more about compost, you can start at EPAs site: Test your soil If you want your property to look its best, to save money, and to protect the environment even more, do an easy soil test before you apply anything at all. A soil testing lab will be help you figure out how much of which fertilizers and nutrients to apply for optimum results. Increase biodiversityBiodiversity is the key to a healthy ecosystem on any scale, from backyard to global.Biodiversity increases the stability of ecosystems, reduces the need for intervention,and makes them, from an aesthetic viewpoint, much more interesting. The earth iscurrently losing species at a rate that rivals mass extinctions in our geologic record.You can use the American Museum of Natural Historys site as a starting point to readabout why biodiversity is important, You can look at the NationalWildlife Federation site to learn how to increase biodiversity in your own back yard. If you have a lawn...Mow high, 3"-4"; leave grass clippings on lawn; water infrequently, if at all; encouragea bit of white clover; and fertilize with compost and overseed bares spots in fall andearly spring. See more at Lawn and Turf below. Read the NOFA Standards for Organic Land CareClick here for our standards for ecological landscaping. Or you can purchase a copyfrom our store.
  4. 4. Check out our bookstoreWe have a number of books to get you inspired about organic land care in our store. If you are a homeowner, gardener, or landscaper new to organic land care, you can learn some basics at one of our Introductory Workshops listed under Calendar. Or you can browse our introductory articles in the OLC Articles section of the Green Room. Lawn and Turf You will find organic lawn care how-to articles in our OLC Articles section to get you started. • Simple Seasonal Lawn Care Calendar • Really Basic Lawn Care • Soil Testing • Weeds • Grubs • Watering You can also purchase a great book for home lawn care called The Organic Lawn Care Manual by Paul Tukey, available in our bookstore. Lawn How-To Videos View our lawn and turf videos in the Video section of the Green Room • 3 Tips for Organic Lawns • Organic Lawns • Organic Pest Control
  5. 5. Lawn and Turf CourseWe offer a one-day intensive Organic Lawn and TurfCourse. This course targets specifically the needs ofprofessionals managing lawns and athletic turf inresidential, commercial, or public settings such asschools and parks. We offer this course annually in aNew England state and have trained over 500students in organic turf management.The NOFA Organic Lawn and Turf Handbook,2007This 104-page, comprehensive and practicalhandbook details methods forgrowing and managing beautiful, healthy, organicturfgrass. Written andedited by scientists and NOFA accredited organiclandscapers as a naturalcompanion to NOFA’s professional organic lawn andturf courses, it alsostands alone as a unique and valuable resource forall landscapers.This book is aimed at professionals but will be auseful resource for anyoneinterested in creating beautiful organic lawns, parksor athletic fields in theNortheast. You can purchase this and other booksfrom our books store.
  6. 6. NOFA Standards for Organic Land CareBasic Principles of Organic Land Care 1. Steward the combined health of soil, plant, animal, human, and planet. 2. Emulate living ecological systems and cycles and help sustain them. 3. Build equity, respect, justice, and stewardship of the shared world. 4. Act in a precautionary and responsible manner.Read the current version of the Standards:NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care, Practicesfor Design and Maintenance of EcologicalLandscapesAccreditation Course"I just loved the course – I started learning in the firstfive minutes. With a soup-to-nuts syllabus thatcovers all the issues imaginable taught by agathering of the region’s most esteemed scientists,this is value-added education at its best." -TovahMartin, 2010The cornerstone of our educational program is our 5-day Accreditation Course, a 30-hour, comprehensivecourse based on our written standards. It is also thegateway to becoming an Accredited Organic LandCare Professional. This course covers all aspects of
  7. 7. organic land care from soil health, site analysis and planting/plant care to composting, lawn alternatives and running a business. It offers 20 speakers over five days, interactive case studies, and a client relations panel featuring professionals working in the field. The accreditation exam is given on the last day of the course. Those who pass are eligible to become Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals (AOLCPs) and pledge to practice according to the NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care for those clients who ask for organic landscaping. This course is now offered in CT, MA, and RI and has trained over 1000 professionals since its inception in 2002. ~ Books and Articles The Natural Lawn & Alternatives. Brooklyn Botanic Garden Record (49:3, Autumn 1993) A collection of articles including "Eight Steps to a Pesticide-Free Lawn," "Buffalograss Lawns," and others on moss, prairie, and other grass alternatives."Turf Tips" has a map of grass zones for the U.S., regional guides for fertilizing and for grass types (beware-- theyre still recommending Kentucky bluegrass!), plus mowing heights for different grasses. Great colorpictures throughout.Ball, Jeff and Liz Ball. Smart Yard: 60-Minute Lawn Care. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 1994.An IPM approach that allows for pesticides in a certified emergency but works towards their virtualelimination. LOTS of useful information including tips for different areas in the U.S. Three main sections:"Maintaining Your Lawn," "Improving Your Lawn," and "Lawn Problems." Has the most thorough tips forassessing the condition of a lawn that Ive seen. Lots of good (sometimes funny) drawings, graphs, andtables. Very readable, too, which is always a plus.Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring: Special Edition. Afterward by Edward O. Wilson, Introduction by LindaLear. Mariner Books: 104th edition, 2002.The mother-text of the environmental movement, this book is still relevant today. It focuses on the effects ofDDT, widely used after WWII, and is credited with contributing to the ban of this chemical in the U.S.Darke, Rick. The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2007.
  8. 8. One of the best and most complete guides to ornamental grasses. Darke is dedicated to what he calls"Landscape Ethics," gardening that does not diminish the resources of the earth.The Timber Press Pocket Guide to Ornamental Grasses. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2004At less than half the price of the Encyclopedia, but with hundreds of color photographs, this is an excellentbuy.Franklin, Stuart. Building a Healthy Lawn: a Safe and Natural Approach. A Garden Way PublishingBook. Pownal, VT: Storey Communications, Inc., 1988.Older but still useful, this manual includes most of what later became accepted wisdom in organic lawncare.Jenkins, Virginia Scott. The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession. Smithsonian, 1994.I havent seen this one, but it pops up everywhere, and everyone speaks highly of it.Logan, William Bryant. Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth. New York, London: W.W. Norton, 1995.This is a series of essays on what Bryant, in a bow to his farmer father, insists on calling dirt, not earth. Theessays contain an enormous amount of information, but their primary purpose is not educational, butexploratory.Nardi, James A. Life in the Soil: A Guide for Naturalists and Gardeners. Chicago: U. of Chicago Pr.,2007.Though far more "informational" than Logans book, Nardis is if anything even more lyrical and lovely. Itincludes a comprehensive, worldwide guide to the creatures of the earth, book-ended by an opening sectionon the formation of soil and the role of living creatures in it, and a closing section on how to work with thosecreatures, restoring and maintaining soil health, while gardening.Quammen, David. "Rethinking the Lawn." In The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder.New York: Scribner, 2000.A hilarious essay by a man who finally said "No mow" to mowing, and who made plans for a shrunken lawnand expanded free time.Schultz, Warren. The Chemical-Free Lawn: The Newest Varieties and Techniques to Grow Lush,Hardy Grass. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1989.Aside from Schultzs out-of-date obeisance to Kentucky bluegrass, this book gives an almost flawless andremarkably thorough presentation on organic lawn care.Steinberg, Ted. American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn. New York: W.W. Norton& Co., 2006.Steinberg could make a history buff out of anyone. Full of forgotten facts (backyard fences were forbidden inLevittown, one of the earliest large-scale post WWII developments) woven seamlessly into a comprehensivenarrative, this book combines humor, information, and an individual, idiosyncratic perspective.Wilbur, Charles A. How to Grow World Record Tomatoes: A Guinness Champion Reveals His All-Organic Secrets. Acres U.S.A., 1998.This charming book by a home farmer in the South reveals his methods, including how to compost kudzu.
  9. 9. Websites 1. Facts, Stats, etc. University of Missouri. "Curbing the Lawn" -- Jan Weaver. MU Environmental Network News, July 2004, Vol. 10, No. 7 Tufts University. "Five Minutes with Ted Steinberg" Tufts Magazine, Summer 2006 Statistics Canada report on Lawns, gardens and environment. "Canadian lawns and gardens: Where are they the greenest?" Feb. 2008. -- Mary Frances Lynch and Nancy Hofmann. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mid-Atlantic Region Green Landscaping. "Sustainable Landscaping Presentation" May 2007. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "Small Engine Rule to Bring Big Emission Cuts" March 2006 Toronto Board of Health Staff Report. "Leaf Blowers and other Lawn/Garden Equipment: Noise, Air Pollution and Regulation (PDF format)" July 2001. Toronto Public Health. "Lawn and Garden Pesticides: A Review of Human Exposure & Health Effects Research (PDF format)" April, 2002. -- Dr. Sheela V. Basrur, Medical Officer of Health. Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. "Nutrient Management for Lawn Service Companies" June 2004. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "2,4-D Reregistration Eligibility Document (RED) Facts" 2005 U.S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration "2,4-D Herbicide Fact Sheet (PDF format)" 2000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "Unidentified Inert Ingredients in Pesticides: Implications for Human and Environmental Health (PDF format)" -- Caroline Cox & Michael Surgan. Environmental Health Perspectives (online Aug. 18, 2006) National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland "Epidemiology of Lymphomas" 2000.
  10. 10. The Ontario College of Family Physicians."Pesticides Literature Review (PDF format)" April, 2004. p.36, Ch.4.-- Margaret Sanborn, Donald Cole, Kathleen Kerr, Cathy Vakil, Luz Helena Sanin, Kate BassilU.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Ground Water & Drinking Water."Consumer Factsheet on: Selenium" Nov. 2006.U.S. Environmental Protection Agency"Basic Information: Organic Gases" Nov. 2007.American Chemical Society."Inhalation Health Risk to Golfers from Turfgrass Pesticides at Three Northeastern U.S. Sites" Dec.14, 2006.-- Rebecca R. Murphy and Douglas A. Haith.Environmental Science & Technology, 41 (3), 1038 -1043, 2007.U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Ground Level Ozone."Health and Environment" Mar. 2008.U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Indoor Air Quality."Pesticides: Basic Information" Nov. 2007.U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)."Simulation of Track-in of Lawn-Applied Pesticides from Turf to Home: Comparison of DislodgeableTurf Residues with Carpet Dust and Carpet Surface Residues (PDF format)" Oct. 1997.-- Marcia G. Nishioka, Hazel M. Burkholder, Marielle C. Brinkman, Sydney M. GordonEnvironmental Science and Technology, 36 (9), 1923 -1930, 2002."VOCs, Pesticides, Nitrate, and Their Mixtures in Groundwater Used for Drinking Water in theUnited States"-- Paul J. Squillace, Jonathon C. Scott, Michael J. Moran, B. T. Nolan, and Dana W. Kolpin.Department of Pesticide Regulation, California. Environmental Monitoring & Pest Management."Environmental Fate of Mancozeb (PDF format)" Oct. 2000.-- Sue XuEXTOXNET, Extension Toxicology Network."Mancozeb" Pesticide Information Profiles" revised June 1996.EXTOXNET is a group of universities and university extension offices largely funded by the USDA.U.S. Climate Change Technology Program."Methane and Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Agriculture (PDF format)" Aug. 2005, Page 4.2-82. All-Round Generally Useful Sites"Green Scaping: The Easy Way to a Greener, Healthier Yard"-- U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyThe Lawn Problem-SolverThis site is maintained by the North Central Region-192, a working group of turf experts sponsored
  11. 11. by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. On this site the group members, drawn from a whole fist-full ofuniversities in whats more usually called the Midwest, offer their combined expertise on establishingand maintaining lawns, grass types, problem-solving -- the whole shebang. Somewhat old-school inthat it still advocates planting Kentucky bluegrass, its nevertheless informative, user-friendly, andlow-key in its advocacy of low-chemical approaches to lawn care."Turfgrass Management and Use"-- from the files of Dr. Richard Duble, Professor of Soil and Crop Sciences (emeritus) - Texas A & MUniversityA remarkably thorough site covering just about all aspects of turf care, from grass varieties throughproblems to "mowing schedules" for different southern grasses.The UC Guide to Healthy LawnsPart of the University of Californias extensive UC IPM Online: Statewide Integrated PestManagement Program site. Includes pages on identifying and choosing a grass, establishing andcaring for new lawns, pest management, and more.3. Identifying and Choosing Grass Types"Native Warm Season Grasses in the Mid-South (PDF format)"-- Michael P. Hansbrough, Private Lands Biologist - University of TennesseeThough it primarily addresses large-scale establishment for wildlife or livestock, the PDF version haswonderful pictures and lots of information."Kentucky Bluegrass Lawn is not Environmentally Sustainable"Coalition for a Healthy CalgaryBluestem Nursery EnviroturfThis Oregon nursery blend of five fine fescues developed for northern lawns needs less water andfertilizer than conventional mixes."Turfgrasses for the Midwest"-- University of Illinois Turfgrass Program"Turfgrass Selection for the Home Landscape (PDF format)"The UC Guide to Healthy Lawns: Choose and identify your turf species-- Click on "Turfgrass Selection ..." midway down left-hand column.This site will guide you through identifying the grass in your lawn. The PDF document containsinformation in list form comparing grasses by 14 different criteria. These include tolerance for heat,cold, salinity, drought, and shade, nitrogen requirements, mowing height, establishment rate,maintenance costs, and three different measures of wear.Wildflower Farm EcoTurfThis blend of seven fescues does everything but play the violin, apparently. It grows slowly, reducingthe need for mowing, it sends down deep roots (up to nine inches!), making it drought-tolerant, itthrives in shady, poor, and compacted soils, and it needs little to nothing by way of fertilizer. Leftunmown, it tops out at about eight inches and flops over prettily. Accounts on gardening blogssupport these claims.4. Starting a New Lawn
  12. 12. Getting Rid of the Lawn-- Susan Gallimore, Bluestem NurseryIncludes some marvelous blog entries on how to eliminate an old lawn before starting over."Warm Season Grass Establishment (PDF format)" Feb. 2002-- Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife5. Organic Lawn Care"Lawn Care Library: Fertilizing"-- Cornell University"Organic Lawn Care for the Cheap and Lazy"-- Paul Wheaton, RichSoil.comNot an authoritative source, but appears knowledgeable and charmingly whimsical."Lawn & Garden Fertilizers (PDF format)"-- Korb, Gary, James Hovland, and Steven Bennett, University of Wisconsin Extension in cooperationwith the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.A readable presentation about lawn care."Turfgrass Water Management" Rev. April, 2000.-- Landry, Gil Jr., Cooperative Extension Service, The University of Georgia College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences6. Soil, Amendments & Fertilizers"The microbial community of the soil ecosystem"University College of Cork, IrelandPart of an extensive site on a European Community R&D project called IMPACT: Interactionsbetween Microbial inoculants and resident Populations in the rhizosphere of Agronomicallyimportant Crops in Typical soils."Reduce Your Water Needs with Compost"Denver Water Department"Choosing a Soil Amendment"-- Davis, J.G. and C.R. Wilson, Colorado State University Extension"Alternative Soil Amendments"-- Sullivan, Preston, National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA)Though pitched to large-scale operations, the information at this site is perfectly applicable to lawnsor gardens.7. Dealing with Pests and Lawn ProblemsGeneral Sites:"Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic"
  13. 13. -- Cornell UniversityLots of useful info here, but not as user-friendly as some sites. The central list of diseases gives onlynames, no photos, and since each disease is covered on a separate page, theres no way to scanphotographs of diseases. The pages about individual diseases do include excellent photos anddiagrams of disease progression, as well as useful information on control. This site is excellent onceyou know what youre dealing with, but it isnt much help with diagnostics."Yardeners Plant Problem Solver"This site helps you work from the symptoms to their possible causes. So if youre looking at patches ofdead grass but have no idea whether the culprit is a grub, a fungus, your neighbors dog, or theneighbors son conducting experiments involving mirrors and sunlight, start here."Organic Gardening: Organic Lawn Problem Solver"This site lists problems by general symptom (brown grass, red grass, etc.) then lists various possiblecauses along with organic treatments and controls. Its a bit hard to use because ALL headings nomatter what their status look the same, so its hard to see what comes "under" what. The site is alsoso packed with ads that you can only see a bit of real information at a time. Still, good info, succinctand clear.Specific Issues or Problems:"The Kudzu plant FAQ"Hower, Chad Z., Kudzu World"Managing Your Kudzu: Kudzu Elimination or Control for Small-Property Owners"-- The Coalition To Control Kudzu Without Chemicals"Managing the Japanese Beetle: A Homeowners Handbook"A terrific USDA site on the Japanese beetle, this homeowners guide tells you how the dang things gothere, how to trap them, and offers a systematic IPM approach to controlling them."Toxicity of diatomaceous earth to red flour beetles and confused flour beetles (Coleoptera:Tenebrionidae): effects of temperature and relative humidity"-- Arthur, Frank., USDA Agricultural Research Service"Creeping Charlie Lawn Weed: From Beer Ingredient to Invasive Plant to... Aromatic Herb?"-- Beaulieu, David., LandscapingVery nice article giving interesting background facts on the many names and uses of this now-vilifiedplant. Lovely pictures, too."Water Management on Turfgrasses"-- Duble, Richard L., Texas Cooperative Extension, Texas A & M University"Weed Control in Turf"-- Duble, Richard L., Texas Cooperative Extension, Texas A & M University"Diseases of Warm Season Grasses (PDF format)" Aug. 1995.-- Lucas, Leon T. and Arthur H. Bruneau, North Carolina Cooperative Extension ServiceDont be put off by the date on this site. Its got pictures, graphs showing seasonal incidence of eachdisease, and excellent, mostly organic advice about dealing with problems.
  14. 14. "Controlling Creeping Charlie"-- Mahr, Susan, University of Wisconsin, Department of Horticulture"Control of Chinch Bug Without Pesticides"-- Patriquin, David, Professor of Biology at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia)This is one of the most amazing websites I encountered in all the research for this article. Patriquindetails several levels of control, thoroughly and readably. This is the guy who recommends using avacuum-cleaner on your lawn."Identification of White Grubs in Turfgrass"-- Shetlar, David J., Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet, EntomologyOne of many, many useful pages at OSU Extension. This one, however, justifies itself by saying thatcontrol depends on identification, but it doesnt link to any control pages bearing this out."Dog-On-It Lawn Problems, Updated"-- Thompson, Steve, The Turf Resource Center and Lawn Institute, Texas A & M UniversityThe only article Ive found devoted to the problems of dog urine on lawns, this was the source formuch of my information on the topic. Includes tips on how to train your dog to pee in one, non-lawnspot."Diagnosis of Turfgrass Diseases: The Key to Successful Management"-- Tredway, Lane P., Extension Turfgrass Pathologist - North Carolina Cooperative Extension ServiceA great, readable site with lots of helpful pictures."Identification and Control of Knapweed Species in Central and Eastern Oregon" Feb. 2003.-- Waldo, Amy Jo, Oregon State University Extension Service"Biology and Biological Control of Knapweed" Aug. 2003.-- Wilson, L. M. and C. B. Randall, USDA-Forest Service FHTET-2001-07. 2nd Edition.8. Lawn Alternatives"From the Ground Up: Groundcovers to Know and Use"-- University of Illinois ExtensionHas a great list of groundcovers, with pictures."Xeriscape Colorado"-- Colorado WaterWise Council: The Voice of the Colorado Water Efficiency CommunityStunning photos make the case for Xeriscape gardening. Includes an impressive section titled"Resources and Reference" divided as follows: "Books | Brochures & Booklets | Magazines &Articles | Catalogs | Web Sites | Videos & DVDs.""Xeriscape: Water-Saving Garden"Sedbrook, Judy, Colorado State University Master Gardener, Denver County9. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)Alabama Integrated Pest Management Information CenterAuburn University
  15. 15. Integrated Pest Management Resources Michigan State University The Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management Program Penn State University The IPM Technical Resource Center Purdue University Integrated Pest Management Utah State University Extension Statewide IPM Program University of California at Davis Kentucky IPM University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Integrated Pest Management University of Massachusetts Amherst Radcliffes IPM World Textbook University of Minnesota Montana Integrated Pest Management Center Montana State University 10. Environmental Issues "Dead Zones" The Economist, May 15, 2008 "Harmful Algae" Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, May 2008~`
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  21. 21. http://openarchitecturenetwork.orghttp://architectureforhumanity.orghttp://build2.livejournal.comhttp://build3.livejournal.comhttp://build4.livejournal.comhttp://build5.livejournal.comhttp://natural1build.livejournal.comhttp://natural2build.livejournal.comhttp://strawbale2.livejournal.comhttp://calearth.orghttp://www.ewb-international.orgbook: Design for the Other 90%; by Cynthia E. SmithVEGETABLE AUTOmobileshttp://plantdrive.com Groups Supporting ELECTRIC AUTOmobiles http://www.greenvehicles.comhttp://www.zapworld.com Electric Car Groupshttp://www.electric-cars-are-for-girls.comConvert GAS Cars to Plug-In ELECTRIC Autos http://www.evparts.com HYBRID Cars to Plug-In ELECTRIC Autos http://www.afstrinity.com http://www.energycs.com`Electric MOTORCYCLEShttp://www.solarmobil.nethttp://www.e-max-ltd.comhttp://www.topmotorx.com BICYCLEShttp://nycewheels.comhttp://www.myebike.comhttp://www.cyclone-tw.com
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  23. 23. http://foodnotlawns.com http://www.lorentz.dehttp://www.wolvertonenvironmental.comCHURCHES - Energy Stewardship AGRICULTURE WILL TERMINATE WORLD HUNGER FARMING AND GARDENING TECHNOLOGY http://biointensiveforrussia.igc.org http://www.growerssupply.com http://www.homepower.comPassive Solar Greenhouse Workshop: design, construction and year round production:contact: telephone: 717.225.2489 (USA) Steve and Carol Moorebook: Four Season Harvest; by Eliot Coleman Solar Gardening; by Leande Vogel Poisson Winter Harvest Manual; by Eliot Coleman Lasagna Gardening; by Patricia Lanzabring sun light indoors to grow food: http://www.sunpipe.comenergy efficient LED grow lights: http://www.led-grow-master.comWater Walls-Thermal Mass http://www.slosustainability.comWater Wall Design Manual Water Wall Bag PLANS: How to make a simple GREENHOUSE GREEN HOUSES with SOLAR HOT WATER and radiant heating systems(Using the floor as a Thermal Mass for Retaining Heat at Night - see THERMAL MASS) http://www.radiantcompany.com http://www.thermotechs.com Installation Manual: Water Wall for Passive Solar Heating http://www.growerssupply.comWater Wall Design Manual Water Wall Bag http://www.growerssupply.combook: Energy Conservation for Commercial Greenhouses; by John Bartok Biodynamic Greenhouse Management; by Heinz Grotzkebook: Greenhouses for Homeowners and Gardeners; by John Bartok Complete Greenhouse Book, Building and Using Greenhouses from Cold-Frames to Solar Structures; by PeterCleggbook: Complete book of the Greenhouse; by Ian Walls Greener Greenhouses; Greenhouse Gardeners Companion; by Shane Smithbook: Building Your Own Greenhouse; by Mark Freemanbook: Gardening Under Cover: A Northwest Guide to Solar Greenhouses, Cold Frames; by William Headbook: Building and Using Cold Framesbook: Polytunnel Companion; by Jayne Neville
  24. 24. book: Gardening Under Plastic: How to Use Fleece, Films, Cloches and Polytunnels; by Bernard Saltbook: Starting Early Flowering and Vegetable Plants Under Glass; by Charles Nissleybring sun light indoors to grow food: http://www.led-grow-master.comWater Walls-Thermal Mass http://www.slosustainability.comVertical indoor Garding: POWERED GREENHOUSES and passive solar heated greenhouses Water Wall for Passive Solar Heating Wall Design Manual Water Wall Bag http://www.growerssupply.comBringing Sun Light Indoors for Gardening inside your home(recycling indoor air with plants, save energy, grow food indoors) http://www.huvco.combook: Daylight Design of Buildings; by Nick Baker How To Grow Fresh Air; by B. C. Wolverton http://www.wolvertonenvironmental.comREFINERY REFORM, POLLUTION and DEATHDoes Big Oil have a body bag with your name on it? http://shellfacts.comhttp://www.greenpointvexxon.comIS GOD GREEN Care of Creation; by R. J. Berrybook: Serve God, Save the Planet; by J. Matthew Sleethbook: Our Fathers World; by Edward R Brownbook: Redeeming Creation; by Fred Van Dykebook: Earth-Wise; by Calvin B. Dewittbook: Caring for Creation; Edited by Sarah Tillettbook: A Moral Climate, the Ethics of Global Warming; by Michael S. Northcottbook: For the Beauty of the Earth; by Steven Bouma-Predigerbook: Saving Gods Green Earth; by Tri Robinsonbook: God Is Green; by Ian Bradleybook: God in Creation; by Jurgen Moltmannjournal: Creation Care Magazine http://www.creationcare.orgKeepers of the Earth.~SIOUX PRAYERGrandfather Great Spirit (Holy Spirit, or Spirit of God )Fill us with the Light.Give us the strength tounderstand, and the eyes to see.Teach us to walk the soft Earth
  25. 25. as relatives to all that live.~I can do all things thru God who strengthens me.~The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary.He gives power to the weak.To those who have no might, He increases their strength.Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall.But those who wait on the Lord, He shall renew their strength.They shall mount up with wings like eagles.They shall run and not be weary.They shall walk and not faint.~ORGANIC GARDENINGFree Organic Gardening Catalog How to Grow World Record Tomatoes; by Charles Wilber http://www.acresusa.combook: Square Foot Gardening; by Mel Bartholomew http://www.squarefootgardening.combook: Soul of Soil, book; by Joseph Smilliebook: Worms Eat My Garbage; by Mary Appelhof http://www.wormdigest.orgbook: Compost Tea Manual, 5th edition; by Elaine Ingham http://www.soilfoodweb.com An Earth Saving Revolution; by Teruo Higa http://www.agriton.nlbook: Four-Season Harvest; by Eliot Coleman http://www.led-grow-master.comhttp://www.fifthseasongardening.combook: Bread from Stones; by Michael Olson http://www.remineralize.org http://www.wewantrealfood.com http://www.globalrepair.cabooks: Food Not Lawns; by Heather C. Floresbook: Organic Lawn Care Manual; by Paul Tukey http://www.aggrand.guarding-our-earth.comhttp://www.soilsalive.combooks: Complete Book of Edible Landscaping; by Rosalind Creasybooks: Edible Flower Garden; by Rosalind Creasybook: Preventing Deer Damage; by Robert JuhreOrganic insect repellant - Garlic Barrier: http://www.ghorganics.com http://www.foxfarmfertilizer.comOrganic Weed Killer - 25% Acetic Acid eliminates Weeds:
  26. 26. http://www.hotpepperwax.com http://www.mcs-global.orghttp://www.panna.orgWorm Tea: http://www.edibella.comhttp://www.gaiacollege.ca http://www.homeharvest.comSustainable Technology for your community:Seattle Tilth: http://www.seattletilth.org http://rswr.orgMicrogardens: http://www.neemfoundation.org more information, please contact local gardeners and farmers who specialize in Organic gardening, Permaculturegardening, Biodynamic gardening, Japanese Kyusei Nature gardening - Shizen Nouhou, Biointensive gardening,Heirloom gardening-Heritage Seeds, Agroforestry gardening, Organic Hydroponics gardening and GardeningTherapy. Gardening is micro-climate specific. These means that local gardeners might know of gardening techniquesand resources which are helpful for the location you live in.Keep researching, reading, refining your gardening methods and experimenting with different growing techniques.Eco Gardening technology is changing and improving all the time. Also, as the climate changes, you may need tolearn other gardening techniques for various climates.http://www.localharvest.orgECO FARMING - ORGANIC GARDENING BOOK CATALOG TECHNOLOGY: FARMING - GARDENING to WORK on ORGANIC FARMS all over the World Europe Through the Back Door; by Rick StevesQUADRUPLING FOOD PRODUCTION - ORGANIC FARMING AND GARDENINGPer a report from Malaysia, crops grown with Volcanic Rock Dust ( ) and EeffectiveMicro-organisms (EM ) increased production by 400%.References: Permaculture Magazine, #51, Spring 2007; article: Stone Age Science; by Dylan Keating http://www.localharvest.orgbook: An Earth Saving Revolution, Vol. 1, Vol 2; by Teruo Higa Bread from Stones; by Michael Olson http://www.acresusa.combook: Eco-Farm; by Charles Walters http://www.acresusa.combook: Worms Eat My Garbage; by Mary Appelhof http://www.vermico.combook: Recycle With Earthworms; by Shelley Grossman The Farmers Earthworm Handbook; by David Ernst http://www.acresusa.combook: Preventing Deer Damage; by Robert JuhreEeffective Micro-organisms: http://www.emrochina.com http://emiko.deFree organic gardening-farming Catalog:
  27. 27. CARBON SOILSAdding CHARCOAL to soil ~ ~ greatly increases crop production for very many years.References: Solar Today journal, Nov/Dec 2006, article: Chairs Corner: Positive Charcoal equals Negative Carbon;by Roanl Larson http://www.solartoday.orgPermaculture Magazine, #50, Winter 2006; article: The Magical Soils Of El Derado; by Terra Preta http://www.agri-therm.comCHARCOAL SOIL: Adaptation Strategies for Global Change:,%20403-427,%20Lehmann,%202006.pdf,%202002,%20WCSS%20Bangkok,%20paper%20no.0449.pdfbook: Carbon Cycle; by Leonard Ridzon http://www.acresusa.combook: Lost Crops of the Incas TEA: INCREASED FOOD PRODUCTIONCompost Tea fights plant diseases, insects and increases plant growth. http://www.soilsoup.comhttp://www.nature-technologies.com Compost Tea Brewing Manual, 5th edition; by Elaine Ingham http://www.soilfoodweb.combook: An Introduction to the Soil Foodweb; by Elaine Ingham http://www.soilfoodweb.com http://www.soilfoodweb.comWORM COMPOSTING: RECYCLING - SOIL IMPROVEMENT - INCREASED FOOD PRODUCTIONWorm Composting rapidly converts organic waste into safe and very beneficial garden products. http://www.wormbooks.com http://vermitechnology.com Worms Eat My Garbage; by Mary Appelhof http://www.vermico.combook: Recycle With Earthworms; by Shelley Grossman Let An Earthworm Be Your Garbage Man Composting With Worms; by G. Pilkington A Worms Eye View of Recycling Rubbish The Farmers Earthworm Handbook; by David Ernst http://acresusa.comarticle: The Worm Composting Toilet http://www.wormdigest.orgbook: The Worm Café: Mid-Scale Vermicomposting of Lunchroom Wastes- A Manual for Schools resources for theClassroom and univerities composting their organic waste and seminars:
  28. 28. Kitchen Worm Composter http://www.elementgreen.comE.M. COMPOSTING: RECYCLING - CLEANING POLLUTED SOILS - INCREASED FOOD PRODUCTIONEffective Microorganisms Composting converts animal waste into safe garden products and eliminates odors. http://www.eminfo.info http://www.emnz.com http://www.emhellas.com http://www.emhawaii.com http://emerald-natural-living.ie Beneficial and Effective Microorganisms for a Sustainable Agriculture and Environment; by Teruo Higabook: An Earth Saving Revolution; by Teruo Higa Eco Pure The Front Line of EM Kitchen Garbage Recycle; by EM Joho-shitsubook: EM Teachers Manual Transforming Waste http://bokashicenter.comCompost-Zing for Kitchen Waste Recycling Compost-Zing Systems Kitchen and Garden Composters TEA: FIGHTS PLANT DISEASES - ORGANIC FERTILIZERS COMPOSTING METHODSbook: Let it Rot; by Stu Campbellhttp://www.countrysidemag.combook: Secret Life of Compost; by Malcom Beck Fletcher Sims Compost; by Charles Walters Mulch It; by Stu Campbellhttp://www.countrysidemag.combook: Field Guide to On-Farm Composting; by Mark Dougherty and RECYCLING POLLUTED SOIL with plantsphytoextraction of lead, arsenic and uranium from soil; oil spills and hydrocarbons http://www.regenesis.com http://www.bloodoftheamazon.com Mycelium Running; by Paul Stamets Permaculture Magazine, #53, Autumn 2007; Permaculture News: Mushroom Magic in the Amazon - Going Beyond Sustainability into the Future http://www.permacultureinternational.org http://www.permacultureactivist.net
  29. 29. http://www.permaculture.biz http://www.permaculture.net http://www.tierramor.org http://www.permacultura.cl http://www.vidasana.org http://www.permaculture.orgbook: Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability; by David Holmgrenbook: Small Is Beautiful; by E. F. Schumacherbook: Gaviotas, A Village to Reinvent the World; by Alan Weisman Permaculture Activist http://www.permacultureactivist.netjournal: Permaculture Magazine Permaculture Drylands Journal http://www.permaculture.netPermaculture Store: http://acresusa.comRENEWABLE ENERGY - ENERGY CONSERVATIONThree Times More JOBS - Real Economic Progresssolar energy, wind energy, micro-hydro, ocean energy, tidal energy, river energy, energy conservation, earth energy OUR COUNTRY STRONG LIKE A ROCK!Please support LOCALLY generated and LOCALLY owned renewable energy systems. Thank you.MORE JOBS and ECONOMIC GROWTHPer the Wisconsin Energy Bureau, locally generated renewable energy (solar water heating, solar pool heating, solarbuilding heating, passive solar buildings, solar daylighting, solar electric, wind energy, micro-hydro, earth energy,organic vegetable diesel fuel, solar-hydrogen fuel cells, wind-hydrogen fuel cells, wave-hydrogen fuel cells, tidalpower, Geothermal Hydronic heating and cooling, organic farming and gardening), creates THREE TIMES more jobsand economic growth in local economies than using imported fossil fuel or energy from other regions.SOLAR TAX CREDITS - GRANTS http://www.bergey.comELIMINATING PHANTOM ELECTRICAL LOADS from APPLIANCESThis a cheap way to reduce energy use. For information: VEHICLES AND BICYCLES LINKS
  30. 30. of SOLAR HOMES and SOLAR BUILDINGSand Links to Groups supporting food security, clean air, climate protectionhttp://solargroup.livejournal.com WARMING DESTROYS MAPLE SUGAR INDUSTRY WARMING Crushes WINE INDUSTRY SLAMS CHRISTIANSa Bunch of Nuts AGAINST NATURE and RACISM, INJUSTICEbook: Confronting Environmental Racism; by Robert Bullardbook: Environmental Injustices; by David Camachobook: Environmentalism and Economic Justice; by Laura Pulidobook: Pollution and the Death of Man; by Francis Schaefferbook: From the Ground Up, Environmental Racism; by Luke Colebook: Struggle for Ecological Democracy; by Daniel Faberbook: No Safe Place, Toxic Waste and Community Action; by Phil BrownGreen Collar Economy; by Van Joneshttp://www.vanjones.netDICK CHENEY MADE MILLIONS WITH SADDAM HUSSEIN INDUSTRY DESTROYED. FOOD SECURITY at RISKhttp://wine2hot.livejournal.com
  31. 31. CLIMATE CHAOS and the DESTRUCTION of the POOR http://campaigncc.orgGLOBAL WARMING DESTROYS MAPLE SUGAR INDUSTRY OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE, correcting the problems. Lessons for Africas Small Farmers DIVERSITY AND GLOBAL FOOD DISASTER OF SUICIDES GATT to WTO: Seeds of Despair; by Devinder Sharmabook: In the Famine Trap; by Devinder Sharmabook: Seeds of Destruction; by William F. EngdahlTHE MELTING RUSSIAN TUNDRA IS RELEASING METHANE WARMING IMPACTS on ARCTIC ECOSYSTEMand the DESTRUCTION of Native Alaskans and artic people. WARMING is a massive THREAT to BIODIVERSITY and WILDLIFE
  32. 32. utilizing ORGANIC GARDENING in SCHOOLS-UNIVERSITIESfor improving Academic Performance and social development http://www.schoollunchinitiative.org http://www.organicconsumers.org http://urbanharvest.org http://csafarms.org Farming Training: http://www.wwoof.orgbook: Growing Communities: How to Build Community Through Community Gardening; by Jeanette Abi-Nader Learning About Lifecycles Using An Organic Garden; by Allan Randall How to Grow World Record Tomatoes; by Charles Wilber http://www.acresusa.combook: Worms Eat My Garbage; by Mary Appelhof http://www.vermico.combook: Four Season Harvest; by Eliot Coleman http://www.fourseasonfarm.combook: Growing Naturally: A Teachers Guide to Organic Gardening; by M. Brownbook: Lets Grow!: 72 Gardening Adventures with Children; by Linda Tilgnerbook: Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World; by Michael Stonebook: Permaculture Teachers Guide; by Andrew Goldring Manual For Teaching Permaculture Creatively; by Robin Clayfield A Childs Organic Garden, Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables; by Fryer Bradfordbook: Digging Deeper: A Comprehensive Guide to Integrating Youth Gardens into School and Communities; byKiefer and Kemplebook: Organic Gardening, The Natural No-Dig Way; by Charles Dowding No-Did, No-Weed Gardening; by R. Pioncelotbook: The Ruth Stout No-Work Garden; by Ruth Stout Tips for the Lazy Gardener; by Linda Tilgner http://www.countrysidemag.combook: Heirloom Vegetable Gardening - Heritage Seeds; by William Weaverbook: Ultimate Fruit and Nuts; by Susanna Lylebook: An Earth Saving Revolution, Vol. 1, Vol 2; by Teruo Higa Rebel Farmer; by Sepp Holzerbook: Permaculture, Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability; by David Holmgrenbook: Gaias Garden; by Toby Hemenwaybook: The Natural Way of Farming; by Masanobu Fukuokabook: Seaweed, A Users Guide; by Sonia Surrey-Gent http://acresusa.combook: Square Foot Gardening; by Mel Bartholomew http://www.squarefootgardening.combook: Cinder Block Gardens, book; by Lynn A. Gillespiebook: Practical Guide to Container Gardening; by Susan Berrybook: Soul of Soil; by Grace Gershunybook: Great Garden Formulas; by Joan Benjaminbook: Super Nutrition Gardening; by William Peavybook: Carrots Love Tomatoes, Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening; by Louise Riottebook: Great Garden Companions; by Sally Jean Cunninghambook: Sprouts The Miracle Food; by Steve Meyerowitzbook: Windowsill Gardening, Year-Round Indoor Gardening Projects for Kids; by Klutz indoor Garding:
  33. 33. High School Science Garden, Solar Energy, Farmers Market: Top Gardening - Balcony Gardening: http://www.rooftopgardens.orgbook: Harnessing the Earthworm; by Thomas Barrett Allergy-Free Gardening; by Thomas Ogren http://www.allergyfree-gardening.combook: Food Not Lawns; by Heather Flores http://www.foodnotlawns.combook: Designing And Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally; by Robert Kourikbook: Complete Book of Edible Landscaping; by Rosalind Creasybook: Edible Flower Garden; by Rosalind Creasy How to Make a Forest Garden; by Patrick Whitefield http://www.ecobooks.combook: Edible Forest Gardens; by Dave Jacke http://www.edibleforestgardens.combook: Raw Food Made Easy; by Jennifer Cornbleetbook: The Raw Gourmet; by Nomi Shannonbook: Amaranth to Zai Holes, Ideas for Growing Food Under Difficult Conditions; by Laura Meitznerhttp://echobooks.orgbook: Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms; by Paul Stametsbook: One-Straw Revolution; by Masanobu Fukuokabook: Perennial Vegetables, From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro; by Eric Toensmeierbook: New Seed Starters Handbook; by Nancy Bubelbook: Autumn Nature Activities for Children; by Marie Louise Kreuterbook: Sharing Nature With Children; by Joseph Cornellbook: Earthwise: Environmental Crafts and Activities; by Carol Petrashbook: Desert Gardening for Beginners; by Cathy Cromellbook: Bread from Stones; by Michael Olson http://www.acresusa.combook: Natural Soap Book; by Susan Miller Cavitchbook: Solar Food Dryer; by Eben FodorSolar Cooking: http://www.solarcooking.orgbring sun light indoors to classrooms for growing food and plants: http://www.tubular-skylight.comOrganic insect repellant - Garlic Barrier: http://biconet.com http://foxfarmfertilizer.comOrganic Weed Killer - 25% Acetic Acid eliminates Weeds: http://groworganic.com http://hotpepperwax.com http://www.panna.org organic gardening-farming Catalog: INFO forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves. GandhiFor more information, please contact local gardeners and farmers who specialize in Organic gardening, Permaculturegardening, Biodynamic gardening, Japanese Kyusei Nature gardening - Shizen Nouhou, Biointensive gardening,Heirloom gardening-Heritage Seeds, Agroforestry gardening, Organic Hydroponics gardening and GardeningTherapy. Gardening is micro-climate specific. These means that local gardeners might know of gardening techniquesand resources which are helpful for the location you live in. Keep researching, reading, refining your gardeningmethods and experimenting with different growing techniques. Eco Gardening technology is changing and improving
  34. 34. all the time. Also, as the climate changes, you may need to learn other gardening techniques for various climates.http://www.localharvest.orgECO FARMING - ORGANIC GARDENING BOOK CATALOG Gardening - Science and Academic Successand school Farmer Markets GENERATING REVENUE a FARMERS MARKETAt your School, Church and Elsewherebook: New Farmers Market; by Vance Corumbook: Legal Guide for Direct Farm Marketing; by Neil Hamiltonbook: Grassroots Marketing; by Shel Horowitzbook: Backyard Market Gardening; by Andrew Leebook: MetroFarm; by Michael Olson http://www.metrofarm.combook: Micro Eco-Farming; by Barbara Berst Adams http://www.microecofarming.combook: Growing and Selling Fresh-Cut Herbs; by Sandie Shoresbook: Sharing the Harvest; by Elizabeth HendersonFOOD COOPS~How to Set Up a Food Coop at schools, churches etcbook: Food Co-Ops for Small Groups; by Tony Vellelabook: How to Start a Food Co-op; by Karen Zimbelman Consumer Food Cooperatives; by Ronald Cotterill~Coop Directoryhttp://www.coopdirectory.orghttp://www.localharvest.org Book Online: Common Ground Food Co-op Grocer http://www.cooperativegrocer.coopNew Sector, Community and Co-operative Enterprise Business Journal Securtiy Share Programs Tours to Food Coops Development Services
  35. 35. ~Federal Grants for Community Food Project, Food Coops CLUBSCreating Buyers Clubs at schools and churcheshttp://www.unitedbuyingclubs.comORGANIC INSECT CONTROL~Compost Tea fights plant diseases, insects and increases plant growth Tea fights plant diseases, organic fertilizers Soul of Soil; by Grace Gershuny - This book shows that one of the main reason plants are attacked by insectsand disease is due to unhealthy soils and growing conditions, and using chemical fertilizers. Please make sure yourplants are growing healthy soil. Healthy Plants create their own insect repellents and disease killers.Healthy Soil: http://www.growingsolutions.com How to Grow World Record Tomatoes; by Charles Wilber - The methods in this book apply to all plants.~Organic Control SystemsNeem http://www.fortunebiotech.comGarlic Barrier http://www.garlicbarrier.comExtremely Green http://www.extremelygreen.comBiocontrol Network http://www.biconet.comMilky Spore http://www.milkyspore.comPlanet Natural http://www.planetnatural.comNixalite http://www.nixalite.comHot Pepper Wax http://www.hotpepperwax.comOrange Guard http://www.orangeguard.comRenaissance Herbs http://www.greenfire.netARBICO Organics http://www.arbico-organics.comBeneficial Insectary http://www.insectary.comBeneficial Insects http://www.thebeneficialinsectco.comA-1 Unique Insect Control http://www.a-1unique.comRincon-Vitova http://www.rinconvitova.comBethurum Insect Control http://www.bethurum.comEradicate Rodents http://www.eradi-products.comCertified Organics Bio Control http://www.certifiedorganics.infoEnviro-Guard organic lawn http://www.soilsalive.comHunkin Garden Manual of Biocontrol Agents; by Leonard G. Coppingbook: Carrots Love Tomatoes, Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening; by Louise Riottebook: Great Garden Companions; by Sally Jean CunninghamESSENTIAL OILSinsect and pests repellents, disease control OilTea Tree Oil
  36. 36. Lavender OilPeppermint OilLemon OilVirginia Cedarwood OilCitronella OilJojoba OilLavandin OilLemongrass OilWintergreen OilThyme OilCinnamon OilClove OilOrange OilCaraway OilRECIPES FOR MAKING YOUR OWN PEST DETERRENTShttp://peststop.livejournal.comRECIPES FOR MAKING YOUR OWN WEED CONTROLhttp://stopweeds.livejournal.comOTHER BIO CONTROLS Natural Fire Ant KillerOrganic Insecticidal SoapBuji Poison Ivy BlockerSpinosad Organic Lawn Insect KillerDiatomaceous Earth Insect KillerElectronic Slug and Snail FenceGrub Beater Insect ControlBug-a-Tak Organic InsecticideSolar Insect and Pest KillerNo-See-Um Organic Insect RepellentBeetle Trap BagsOrganic Mole and Gopher RepellentAnt-a-Tak Organic Ant Insecticide DEATH OF BEES - PESTICIDE APPROVALS SUSPENDED GARDENING THERAPY
  37. 37. http://www.camphillkimberton.org http://www.kidsgardening.comhttp://www.calhealthyschools.org http://www.meristem.org http://www.kurisu.com Starting a Horticultural Therapy Program; by Cathedne Drewbook: Healing Gardens, Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations; by Clare Cooper Marcushttp://www.alibris.combook: Healing Through Working; by D. Ketelaars Accessible Gardening: Tips and Techniques for Seniors and the Disabled; by Joann Woybook: Restorative Gardens; by Nancy Gerlach-Spriggsbook: Horticultural Therapy and the Older Adult Population; by Suzanne Wellsbook: Horticulture As Therapy, A Practical Guide to Using Horticulture As a Therapeutic Tool; by Mitchell Hewsonutilizing ORGANIC COMMUNITY GARDENS to feed the hungry http://www.growingpower.org http://www.communitygarden.org http://www.greenthumbnyc.orghttp://www.rswr.org book: Growing Communities: How to Build Community Through Community Gardening; by Jeanette Abi-Naderbook: Cultivating Community: Principles and Practices for Community Gardening as a Community-Building Tool; byKaren Paynebook: Community Planning Handbook; by N. Wates Sustainable Communities; by H. Barton Sustainable Community - A Practical Guide Common Sense of Community; by D. Atkinson Conservation Finance Handbook; by Kim Hopper Doing Deals: A Guide to Buying Land for Conservationbook: In Gardens We Trust LIGHT SCHOOLS Improve Students Grades and Behaviorand for growing plants and food indoors: http://www.daylighting.org
  38. 38. http://www.tubular-skylight.comVertical indoor Garding: http://www.aerogrow.comhttp://www.led-grow-master.com The Light Revolution, Health, Architecture, and the Sun; by Richard HobdayNATURAL DAY LIGHTINGSaves Money and Energy; increases health, productivity and positive attitudeshttp://www.daylightingtraining.org http://www.kalwall.com http://www.sun-tek.com http://www.huvco.com http://www.tru-lite.com http://www.solatube.sk http://www.daylighttechnology.com The Light Revolution, Health, Architecture, and the Sun; by Richard Hobdaybook: Daylighting Performance and Design; by Gregg AnderHEALTHY SCHOOLS: http://www.pesticidereform.org http://www.safe2use.com http://www.wastefreeschools.org http://www.cehn.org http://www.toxicsaction.org http://www.nycosh.orgbook: The Healthy School Handbook, Conquering the Sick Building Syndrome OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE - word processor, spreadsheets, data bases and much more - education, games and more - Securtiy and Spy Ware BICYCLES http://awea.orghttp://www.velomobile.dehttp://nycewheels.comhttp://www.myebike.comhttp://www.cyclone-tw.com
  39. 39. KAWASAKI MOTORCYCLES MOTORCYCLES - DIY VEHICLES http://www.nedra.com http://www.acpropulsion.com WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? YOUR CAR TO ELECTRIC http://www.go-ev.comhttp://www.metricmind.comWOMENS CLASSES ON ELECTRIC AUTOShttp://www.electroauto.comhttp://www.electric-cars-are-for-girls.comBIO-JET FUEL BIODIESEL JET FUEL
  40. 40. http://www.biodieselsolutions.com ANCIENT ALTERNATIVE TO OIL BOOKS http://www.countrysidemag.com FARMING - ORGANIC GARDENING book Catalog INTO THE FUTUREIndestructible and energy efficient buildings and homes(Hurricane proof, Tornado proof, Earthquake proof, Fire proof and Tidal Wave proof)Reduces energy use by 40% to 80% http://www.ormat.com http://plantdrive.com http://www.kalwall.com http://teslamotors.com http://www.solarwall.com http://www.insuladd.com http://www.staber.com http://www.carmanah.com http://atlantium.com http://www.sun-tek.com http://www.solaskylights.com http://www.sunpipe.com http://www.natural-light-skylights.com SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY:intelligent designtranslate German = english: http://babelfish.altavista.com http://www.firstsolar.com http://www.biocar.de http://www.sunversy.de http://www.biodieselverband.de http://www.dewind.de http://www.fmso.de http://www.optigruen.de http://www.energieteam-bvsg.de http://www.solarserver.dehttp://www.zeo-tech.de
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