Canadians Against Pesticides
Organic gardeners use ladybugs as an effective control for aphids and other pests
Nature establishes balance through diversity - 'good bugs' manage the 'bad bugs'
'Green' landscapers know the benefits of biodiversity & well-tended soil
Organic Farmers use diverse tillage as weed control
Alternatives to herbicides, insecticides and fungicides are plentiful. Farmers and gardeners alike have employed these treatments for hundreds of years, if not millenia.
Concepts such as "good insects eating bad insects", companion planting (where herbs and other plants decoy or repel pests from the plants they "guard"), proper soil management and perhaps the most fundamental of all, bio-diversity, are drawn from the master gardener, "Mother Nature"! Nature supplies its own defenses for survival, if only we would pay closer attention to discover them.
The following links offer a diverse knowledge base of concepts for managing gardens, lawns and and other 'greenscapes' using the most health and eco-friendly methods.
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THE SITESAll Organic Links
Many links on organic garden management methods
Excellent primer on soil composition & why gardens/lawns don't need pesticides if cared for properly
Non-toxic/least-toxic integrated pest management solutions to urban/agricultural pests. (Berkley,CA)
Brian Baldwin On...
U. of Saskatchewan Horticulturist, Brian Baldwin offers insights on a range of garden issues
An Arizona-based supplier of biologic control products (mainly insects)
Canadian Organic Growers
COG offers a wide variety of info on organic products and methods
ATTRA's guide to companion planting... excellent resource!
Good list of Companion Plants from the "Original NEEM Company"
Controlling Weeds and Pests
An excellent resource on a plethora of organic pest management issues.
CornGlutenMeal Research Page
Dr. Nick Christians offers info on a unique organic herbicide
Famed Gardening Radio-Host, Howard Garrett offers great tips on chemical-free pest management
A huge page of links on a range of Pro-Organic issues from activism to gardening tips
Online broker has a selection of books on organic methods for purchase
Info and organic landscaping services (Oshawa, ON)
GardenWeb's Organic section has a host of postings - amateur & pro gardeners respond to issues.
Europe's largest Organic Gardening Organization - packed with hints and activism!
Japanese Beetle/Grub Control
University of Maryland offers some advice on natural grub control
Len's Garden Page
A "permaculturist" (see Permaculture below), Len demonstrates organic/permaculture methods
Michigan Electronic Library
'MEL' offers links on organic gardening and composting
Pennsylvania based company selling wide variety of bio-controls
Managing Grubs on Your Lawn
Agriculture Canada's "Green Plan" outlines some natural grub control methods.
National Agriculture Library
A list of publications on Organic Methods edited by NAL's Alt. Farming Info Ctre
Supplying a variety of biological insect controls (Stephensville, ON)
A wealth of articles on bio Lawn & Garden management
Non-profit research/education org. certifying organic farms, processors & retail - A wealth of info!
The latest publication from Rodale, the first and most respected voice in organic methodology. The e-zine offers ways to manage an complete organic oifestyle.
Aussie Organic Gardeners offer lots of hints from pest-control to starting an organic garden.
Organic Farming Research Foundation
OFRE Funds research and disseminates info on organic farming practices
Organic Farming and Gardening
Lots of links on organic processes
Online edition of the famed magazine - lots of hints!!
Suite 101 (Real people helping real people) offers a reasonable site on Organic Gardening issues
Organic Gardening Tips
N. Dakota State U. presents a selection of tips on Organic Pest control/Soil Management
Organic Gardening Links
As the name suggests, here are a number of "O.G". links
Organic Vegetable Garden Guru
It calls itself the best 'hands-on' guide to org. veggie gardening - you decide
A paradigm shift in society/culture that includes remarkable concepts on eco-friendly agriculture
Canada's "Plant Doctor" has many pesticide-free gardening techniques
Organic gardening supplies, organic fertilizers, beneficial insects, earth friendly home products
Principles of Weed Management
A project at the U. of Arkansas teaches how weeds can be beneficial to agriculture
The first and final word in organic gardening. (I refer to Rodale's books often - CAP Director, B. Frazer)
Washington State U.'s site dedicated to organic methods (incl. chemical free pest management)
Tropo's Organic Info
Good resource for info on Companion Planting etc.
An Aussie magazine with articles ranging from chemical-free pest management to planting fruit trees