From: the Editors, ENN
Published April 1, 2005 12:00 AM

ENN Special Report: Sustainable Gardening

More and more people these days seem to be recognizing the multitude of reasons to plan and maintain an ecological landscape. Reducing pollution, conserving resources, and creating wildlife habitat are just a few of the end benefits to taking a sustainable approach to gardening. Ecological landscaping practices can be implemented in many ways and to a variety of degrees by the home gardener. As you gear up for spring, consider how you might make your garden more Earth-friendly. more >>

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[24]THIS MONTH'S FEATURES


Ten 'Beneficial Bugs' for the Sustainable Garden
Stock Your Garden Shed with Eco-Friendly Tools
For Small Farms and Garden Entrepreneurs, Challenges Abound
Organic Gardening Basics: Eliminating Pesticides and Fertilizers
What are We Really Planting in Our Gardens? -- An ENN Commentary
EarthNews Radio: Backyard Habitats
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of organic gardening!



SUSTAINABLE GARDENING RESOURCES


Articles
Radio Programs
Web Sites
Books
Magazines & Journals
Television & Video
Blogs
Organizations


Articles
On ENN:
Roll out the Welcome Mat for Birds -- Then Clean It (NEW!)
Nursery Business is Green as Gardening Interest Spurs Industry Growth (NEW!)
Tips for Planting Trees and Shrubs (NEW!)
Ready for Container-Grown Citrus? (NEW!)
Grants Available to Agriculture Sustainable Economy Practitioners and Researchers (NEW!)
Demand for Organic Grains on the Rise (NEW!)
Rose Gardening Sans Chemicals
Reading, Writing and...Gardening
Ecological Gardening Gaining Ground
CyberHiker: A Gardening We Go
Rain Garden is a Simple Answer to Polluted Runoff
Control Water Pollution with Your Own Rain Garden
The Gardener's Guide: Some Tricks for Getting Seeds to Grow
The Good Earth: Growing an Organic Garden
Gender-Biased Gardens May Aggravate Allergies
Wastewater Gardens
Earth-Friendly Living: Conserving Water in a Thirsty Garden

Elsewhere on the Web:
Guide to Organic Pesticides
Growing Biodynamically
Organic Gardening in Harmony with Nature
Urban Composting
The Keys to Organic Gardening Success
The New Organic Garden -- Growing Crops Without Chemicals
There's Gold in the Garden: Organic Gardening
Guide to Pesticides: Effective and Nontoxic Products to Zap Pesky Bugs
Start Gardening: Even Beginners Can Reap Plentiful Pesticide-Free Produce
Tips for Organic Gardening
Tips for Organic Pest Control
Compulsive Digging -- Preparing Soil for Gardening
Organic Lawn Care Goes Mainstream
It's Not Easy Being Green: Chemicals aren't the Only Cure for a Heat-Stressed Lawn
American Intensive Solar Gardening
Organic Lawn Care for the Cheap and Lazy
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Radio Programs
EarthNews Radio: Local Harvest
EarthNews Radio: Water
EarthNews Radio: Greenhome.com
EarthNews Radio: Organic Success
EarthNews Radio: Organic Movement
EarthNews Radio: Pesticide Action Network
EarthNews Radio: Ways to Save Water
Earthwatch Radio: Storm-Watered Gardens
Earthwatch Radio: Pull that Plant
Earthwatch Radio: A Sea of Wilderness
Earthwatch Radio: A Can of Worms
Great Lakes Radio Consortium: The Foibles of Suburban Lawn Care
Great Lakes Radio Consortium: Gardeners Have Hand in Invasive Species Control
Great Lakes Radio Consortium: Native Landscapers Go Wild
Great Lakes Radio Consortium: Global Worming
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Helpful Web Sites
U.S. EPA Mid-Atlantic Region's Green Landscaping
Dirt Doctor
EPA - Green Landscaping with Native Plants
GardenWeb
GardenDesigner.com
GardenGuides.com
HortSource
BackyardGardener.com
The Gardener's Network
Permaculture Forum
How to Compost
You Grow Girl
Organic UK
Green Gardener Web Site
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Books
This Common Ground: Seasons on an Organic Farm
The Sustainable Vegetable Garden: A Backyard Guide to Healthy Soil and Higher Yields
The Ann Lovejoy Handbook of Northwest Gardening: Natural-Sustainable-Organic
Creative Sustainable Gardening
Gardening Without Insect Problems: A Sustainable Approach
Natural Gardening in Small Spaces
Organic Gardening for Dummies
Greening the Garden: A Guide to Sustainable Growing
1,001 Ingenious Gardening Ideas : New, Fun and Fabulous That Will Change the Way You Garden - Forever!
A New Era of Gardening
Basic Design Concepts for Sustainable Landscapes
Rodale's All-New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening : The Indispensable Resource for Every Gardener
Straight-Ahead Organic: A Step-By-Step Guide to Growing Great Vegetables in a Less-Than-Perfect World
Organic Gardening for the 21st Century
The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener
Compost (Rodale Organic Gardening Basics)
Ann Lovejoy's Organic Garden Design School: A Guide for Creating Your Own Beautiful, Easy-Care Garden
The Best of Organic Gardening: Over 50 Years of Organic Advice and Reader-Proven Techniques from America's Best-Loved Gardening Magazine
Organic Gardening in Cold Climates
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Magazines & Journals
Organic Gardening
Fine Gardening
Ecotecture
Garden Compass
Backyard Living
The English Garden
Country Gardens
Natural Home & Garden
The Herb Quarterly
Horticulture
BBC Gardeners' World
Neil Sperry's Gardens
Gardens West
Amateur Gardening
Gardening Life
Yard & Garden
City Gardening
Garden Design
>> Suggest a magazine or journal



Television & Video
Gardening by the Yard
Gardener's Diary
The City Gardener
Landscape Solutions
Ground Breakers
Outer Spaces
Rebecca's Garden
Secret World of Gardens
The Perennial Gardener
If Plants Could Talk
How to Build a Livingpond
Gardening Naturally: Preparing for Spring
Waterwise Gardening
Hand Tools for the Lawn & Garden
English Cottages & Country Gardens
How to Attract Mason Bees, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds
>> Suggest a TV program or video



Blogs
Daily Dirt
Jane Perrone's Organic Gardening Blog
Wrenaissance Blog: Reflections from a Backyard Wildlife Habitat
Can You Dig It? Adventures in Organic Gardening
Native Growers
Path to Freedom: Urban Diary
>> Suggest a blog



Organizations
Green Guerillas
Wild Ones
Don't Panic Eat Organic
National Gardening Association
New England Wild Flower Society
National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program
USDA's National Organic Program
Northeast Organic Farming Association
Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia
Introduction to Biodynamics
Tierra Miguel Foundation
Common Vision
Kootenay Permaculture Institute
Eco-Learning Center
Legacy -- The Landscape Connection
Aprovecho Research Center
National Garden Clubs
Texans for Alternatives to Pesticides
>> Suggest an organization


Each month, ENN's Special Report delivers a diverse selection of articles and resources on a timely topic, providing useful, practical information that can be applied in meaningful ways by readers in their own lives.

Look for May's ENN Special Report: Eco-Travel and Adventure (Online May 1).
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