Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources


Bug Busters: Poison-Free Pest Controls for Your House and Garden. Lifton, Bernice. 1991. Garden City Park, New York: Avery Publishing Group.

Building a Healthy Lawn: A Safe and Natural Approach. Franklin, Stuart. 1988. Vermont: Garden Way Publishing.

Common Sense Pest Control: Least Toxic Solutions for Your Home, Garden, Pets and Community. Olkowski, W., S. Daar and H. Olkowski. 1991. Newtown, CT: The Taunton Press.

Controlling Pests and Diseases. Michelak, P.S. and L.A. Gilkeson. 1994. Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale Press.

Ecological Gardening: Your Path to a Healthy Garden. Harris, Marjorie. 1991. Toronto:Random House.

Getting to the Roots of Pesticide Reform: A Guide to Community Organizing. Lamar, Thomas. 1990. Oregon, Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides.

Grassroots Gardener Training Manual. Toronto Environmental Alliance. 1995. Manual. Toronto.

Great Lakes Great Lawns: A Homeowners Guide to Growing Lawns Without Pesticides. Wisconsin’s Environmental Decade Institute. 1996. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin’s Environmental Decade Institute. Video and Booklet.

How to Get Your Lawn Off Drugs. Rubin, Carole. 1989. Ottawa: Friends of the Earth.

Interpersonal Conflict. Hocker, Joyce and W. Wilmot. 1990. Indiana, Wyoming. C. Brown Publishers.

Lawn and Garden Pesticides: A Review of Human Exposure and Health Effects Research. Basrur, S.V. 2002. Toronto Public Health. Toronto, Ontario.

Pesticide Bylaws: Why We Need Them and How to Get Them. Hammond, Merryl. 1995. Montreal, Citizens for Alternatives to Pesticide.

Pesticide Facts. Sierra Club of Canada. 2003. Ottawa, Ontario.

The Chemical-Free Lawn. Schultz, Warren. 1989. Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale Press

The Gardener’s Weed Book: Earth-Safe Controls. Pleasant, Barbara. 1996. Pownal, Vermont: Storey Communications.

The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Insect and Disease Control: A Complete Problem-Solving Guide to Keeping Your Garden and Yard Healthy Without Chemicals. Ellis, B.W. and F.M. Bradley, eds. 1996. Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale Press.

The Working Group Guide. Waterloo Public Interest Research Group. 1994. Waterloo.

Using Beneficial Insects: Garden Soil Builders, Pollinators, and Predators. Massingham Hart, Rhonda. 1991. Pownal, Vermont: Storey Communications.

Information Brochures

Choose Nature’s Way: Compost. Ministry of the Environment. Public Information Centre. Toronto, Ontario.

Guide to Worm Composting (Vermicomposting). Thames Region Ecological Association. London, Ontario.

Healthy Lawn Tips. Health Canada. 2002. Pest Management Regulatory Agency. Ottawa, Ontario.

How to Compost at Home. Thames Region Ecological Association. London, Ontario.

Lawn Care: Simple and Effective. City of London. London, Ontario.

Pesticides and Your Health: What You Can Do. Canadian Cancer Society. Toronto, Ontario.

The Green Guide to a Healthy Lawn. Toronto Environmental Alliance. Toronto, Ontario.

Turf Weeds: Safe and Sensible Pest Control. Government of Ontario.

Using Pesticides? It’s Both a Personal Choice and Responsibility. City of London. London, Ontario.

Web Pages

Canadian Parliament Document on Pesticides: Making the Right Choices.

Ecochem: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture and Waste Management.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Pest Management regulatory Agency.

Pesticides and Health.

Rodale Press Publications on Organic Gardening.

The IPM Institute of North America, Inc.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.