Book Description

From Library Journal As the subtitle suggests, this book (an updated version of Rodale's Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening , 1959) is a basic reference, not only for organic gardeners but for all gardeners. As integrated pest management becomes more important, for instance, the methods and products that have been known to organic gardeners for decades are now being investigated and appreciated by the mainstream. Composting, xeriscaping, permaculture, environment--all these and 400 or so more have complete entries. A useful introduction explains how best to use the book and suggests core sections for initial reading. Entries are cross-referenced and include further reading lists, related organizations, and key words. Common and botanical names are listed, and while food plants are entered under their common names, ornamentals and herbs are entered under their botanical names. This is an important, complete, well-arranged, and attractive reference tool. Your patrons will expect to find it in your collections.- Carol Cubberly, Univ. of South ern Mississippi, HattiesburgCopyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review '...not only for organic gardeners but for all gardeners.'--Library Journal'Rodale's aim was to provide a comprehensive, readable, and practical book on nonchemical gardening and farming. This update succeeds admirably in meeting that goal--just as it continues, like its predecessors, to inspire responsible stewardship of the land.'--Linda Yang, The New York Times -- Review Read more See all Editorial Reviews