Primary Earth-friendly Gardening Tenents:

*Tolerate minimal damage to plants and lawn from pests. *Build and maintain healthy soil by using compost and natural soil amendments. *Use chemicals as a last resort. *Use native plants when possible. They are adapted to the climate, soil and area pests. *Attract Beneficial Insects to increase pollination and decrease harmful pests. *Conserve water by using responsible watering methods.

RESOURCES

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ASPCA - toxic and non-toxic plants for pets

The Dirty Dozen - Environmental Working Group top 12 list for pesticide residue

EPA - REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE

EPA - COMPOSTING

NATIONAL ORGANICS PROGRAM

NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION SERVICE

NOAA (weather)

Title 7: Part 205 The National Organics Program Code of Federal Regulation




US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

USDA Blog: Organics 101

WEB SOIL SURVEY