How to Get Your Lawn & Garden Off Drugs|
by Carole Rubin (Author), Robert Bateman (Foreword)
Burnaby NOW : "...we can have good lawns and food without poisoning our
environment, and this book shows us how, with entertaining cartoons to boot."
-Annie Boulanger, Burnaby NOW
Coast Reporter : "Rubin is passionately in the anti-chemical camp. She makes
arguments - both reasonable and emotional - for their immediate withdrawal and
offers practical advice to gardeners about alternatives to pesticides."
-Ian Degrass, Coast Reporter
Delta Optimist : "...its the book that helped start the pesticide-free
revolution that's sweeping across Canada."
-Edgar Dunning, Delta Optimist
Montreal Gazette : "The fact that Rubin has been pushing for this sort of
approach to gardening for more than 20 years makes her voice an even more valid
-Stuart Robertson, Montreal Gazette
Canadian Geographic : "...Rubin's book still remains an excellent guide to the
basic things gardeners can do to have healthier plots and reduce their impact on
-Carol Hilton, Canadian Geographic
Vancouver Sun : "...Rubin...makes a convincing case against the indiscriminate
use of pesticides..."
-Steve Whysall, Vancouver Sun
Chemical pesticides were first formulated during the Second World War as agents
of chemical warfare. Since then, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and other
toxic agents have been developed for use in agriculture and home gardening to
kill unwanted weeds, insects and diseases. Today we are looking for ways to
clean these agrichemicals from our water, fisheries, wildlife species, soils -
and our bodies. "How to Get Your Lawn and Garden Off Drugs" is all you need to
take that important first step.
This inspiring guide covers all regions of North America, and demonstrates how
lawns and gardens can flourish by replacing synthetic chemicals with balanced
organic alternatives. It contains clear instructions on how to properly choose,
feed, water, aerate and cut your lawn and garden plants, plus a glossary and an
updated list of organic suppliers.
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Harbour; 2nd ed. edition (March 12, 2003)