We Recommend

Here are a list of resouces on organic land care and pesticide use reduction we hope you will find useful. If you would like to list your organization here, please contact us. You will find the following items below:

Organic Land Care for Professionals
Groups Supporting Sustainable Landscaping
Toxics Information
Books
Movies


Organic Land Care for Professionals

Society of Organic Urban Land Care Professionals
Victoria, BC, Canada
www.organiclandcare.org

Gaia College
Cowichan Station, BC, Canada
http://www.gaiacollege.ca

Organic Landscape Alliance
Toronto, ON, Canada
www.organiclandscape.org

Oregon Tilth
Salem, Oregon
www.tilth.org

Groups supporting sustainable, organic landscaping:

U.S.

Beyond Pesticides
Washington, DC
www.beyondpesticides.org

Lawn Reform Coalition
U.S. - wide
www.Lawnreform.org

Pesticide Action Network North America
San Francisco, CA
www.panna.org

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
Eugene, OR
www.pesticide.org

Connecticut

Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
"Transitioning to Organic Land Care in Your Town"
Hartford, CT
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2708&q=379676&depNav_GID=1763

Environment and Human Health, Inc.
North Haven, CT
www.ehhi.org

Illinois

Safer Pest Control Project
Chicago, IL
http://spcpweb.org

Massachusetts

Carlisle Pesticide Awareness Group
Carlisle, MA
www.carlisle.org/cpag/

GreenCape
West Barnstable, MA
www.greencape.org

Greenscapes
North Shore, South Shore and Western MA
www.greenscapes.org

Healthy Lawns for Healthy Families
Acton, Ayer, Boxborough, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Groton, Harvard, Littleton and Westford, MA.
http://www.westford-ma.gov/pages/Government/TownDepartments/WestfordMA_Water/healthylawnshealthyfamilies/

Neighborhood Pesticide Action Committee
Jamaica Plain, MA
www.npacboston.org

Newton Green Decade Committee for Alternatives to Pesticides
Newton, MA
www.greendecade.org/greencap.html 

New York

Grassroots Environmental Education
Port Washington, NY
www.grassrootsinfo.org

Healthy Lawns Project
New Paltz, NY
www.helpnewpaltz.com

Neighborhood Network
East Farmingdale, NY
http://neighborhood-network.org

North Carolina

Toxic Free North Carolina
Raleigh, NC
www.toxicfreenc.org

Rhode Island

Toxics Information Project
Providence, RI
www.toxicsinfo.org

Texas

Texans for Alternatives to Pesticides
Houston, TX
www.nopesticides.org

Washington

Washington Toxics Coalition
Seattle, WA
www.watoxics.org

Wisconsin

Greater Madison Healthy Lawn Team, Inc.
Madison, WI
www.healthylawnteam.org

Healthy Communities Project
Milwaukee, WI
www.healthycommunitiesproject.org

Toxics Information

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
www.epa.gov/pesticides

Pesticide Action Network North America
www.pestinfo.org

Extoxnet, Cornell
http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/profiles/extoxnet/

Toxics Use Reduction Institute, UMass Lowell
www.turi.org

Books

The Organic Lawn Care Manual, Paul Tukey, 2007
Our bookstore.

Weeds and What They Tell, Ehrenfried E. Pfeiffer, 1981, Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association
http://www.biodynamics.com/node/153

Rodale's Landscape Problem Solver - A Plant-By-Plant Guide, Jeff and Liz Ball (Rodale Press)

Gardener's Guide to Common Sense Pest Control,
William Olkowski, Sheila Daar, Helga Olkowski (The Taunton Press)

Compost, Vermicompost, and Compost Tea, Grace Gershuny

Movies

Natural Turf Pro (NY)  A 4-hour self-study program on DVD. Instructors Chip Osborne, James Sottilo and Jeff Frank cover all aspects of professional lawn care. http://www.naturalturfpro.com/

DIRT! The Movie--directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow--takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth's most valuable and under appreciated source of fertility--from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation. http://www.dirtthemovie.org/