Useful reference books re: creating beautiful gardens and healthier pesticide-free neighbourhoods
UPdate Spring 1999
The Natural Insect Control (NIC)
listing of all manner of environmentally friendly gardening supplies!
Scores of pest-specific biological controls offered, birdhouses, nontoxic
wood preservatives, books, pheromone traps, sticky baits, garden chimes.
This great catalogue contains everything you need to make your garden a
beautiful, nontoxic paradise! And they answer questions! E-Mail:
Our Children’s Toxic Legacy:
How Science and Law Fail To Protect Us From Pesticides, by John Wargo.
This is an
important book that both the public and policy makers should read.
The second edition contains new guidelines and suggestions designed to
teach individuals and municipalities how to protect themselves against
unwanted pesticide exposures, especially in the absence of effective regulation
by higher levels of government in Canada and U.S. Professor Wargo served
as a consultant on pesticide issues to the White House, Great Britain,
and the World Health Organization. Good documentation of the special
vulnerability of children.
Pest Management at the Crossroads,
by Charles M. Benbrook, Ph.D., 1996 Consumers Union, Yonkers, N.Y., ISBN
reference offers information on all aspects of integrated pest management,
and new ideas on ways to improve the failed regulatory policies for pesticides.
The book contains loads of illustrations and scores of website addresses
containing encyclopedic resources on nontoxic biological controls, entomology,
taxonomy, fruit product, naturally resistant plant cultivars, urban integrated
pest management, technical information on individual pesticides, poisoning
symptoms and much, much more.
Our Stolen Future: How We Are Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival - A Scientific Detective Story, by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski and John Peterson Myers, 1996, Dutton Book, NYC, NY.
work redefines the debate about the dangers of toxic chemicals, especially
hormone disruptors. Entire species could be jeopardized, including
people,” John H. Adams, Executive Director, National Resources Defense
Silent Spring, by Rachel L. Carson,
1962, Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass.
· The classic wake-up call to
the environmental and biological damage being caused by pesticides.
It is still an important and appropriate statement on the need to reduce
the sea of toxins we live in.
Pesticide Bylaws: why we need
them; how to get them, by Merryl Hammond, Ph.D., Consultancy for Alternative
Education, Montreal, 1995, 156 pp.
A basic manual
for anyone seriously interested in reducing urban pesticide use in Canada.
Invaluable and well researched.