Yards for Kids

A Community Health Education Program Aiming to Significantly Reduce the Use of Lawn Pesticides in Iowa

Educational Resources

Books Available from Waterloo Public Library

Books Available from Cedar Falls Library

National Resources

Waterloo Public Library:

Bender, Jim. Future Harvest: Pesticide-Free Farming. University of Nebraska Press, 1994.

Daniels, Stevie.  The Wild Lawn Handbook:  Alternatives to the Traditional Front Lawn.  New York:  Macmillan USA, c1995.

Ellis, Barbara. Safe & Easy Lawn Care: the Complete Guide to Organic, Low-Maintenance Lawns. Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997.

Encyclopedia of Natural Insect & Disease Control:  the Most Comprehensive Guide to Protecting Plants--Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers, Trees, and Lawns--Without Toxic Chemicals.  Emmaus, Pa.:  Rodale Press, c1984.

Franklin, Stuart.  Building a Healthy Lawn:  a Safe and Natural Approach.  Pownel, Vt.:  Storey  Communications, c1988.

Gay, Kathlyn.  Cleaning Nature Naturally.  New York:  Walker, 1991.

Gottehrer, Dean M.  Natural Landscaping.  New York:  Dutton, c1978.

Jenkins, Virginia S. The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.

Natural Gardening.  Alexandria, Va.:  Time-Life Books, c1995.  (Includes natural landscaping)

Roach, Margaret The Natural Lawn & Alternatives. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1993.

Rodale's Chemical-Free Yard & Garden:  the Ultimate Authority on  Successful Organic Gardening.  Emmaus, Pa.:  Rodale Press, c1991.

Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening and Landscaping Techniques.  Emmaus, Pa.:  Rodale Press; distributed in the book trade by St. Martin's Press, c1990.

Schultz, Warren.  The Chemical-Free Lawn:  The Newest Varieties and Techniques to Grow Lush, Hardy Grass.  Emmaus, Pa.:  Rodale Press, c1989.

Sombke, Laurence.  The Environmental Gardener:  the Solution to Pollution for Lawns and Gardens.  New York:  MasterMedia, c1991.

Stein, Sara Bonnett.  Noah's Garden:  Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards.  Boston:  Houghton Mifflin, c1993.

Winston, Mark L. Nature Wars: People Vs. Pests. Harvard University Press, 1997.

 Cedar Falls Public Library

Ball, Jeff.  Smart Yard:  60-minute Lawn Care.  Fulcrum Publishing, 1994.

Borman, F. Herbert.  Redesigning the American Lawn:  a Search for Environmental Harmony.  Yale University Press, 1993.

Daniels, Stevie. The Wild Lawn Handbook: Alternatives to the Traditional Front Lawn. IDG Books Worldwide, 1997.

Druse, Ken.  The Natural Habitat Garden.  Clarkson Potter Publishers, 1994.

Ellis, Barbara. Safe & Easy Lawn Care: the Complete Guide to Organic, Low-Maintenance Lawns. Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997.

Encyclopedia of Natural Insect and Disease Control.  Rodale Press, 1984.

Franklin, Stuart.  Building a Healthy Lawn:  a Safe and Natural Approach.  Storey Communications, 1988.

Jenkins, Virginia S. The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.

Klein, Hilary.  Tiny Game Hunting:  Environmentally Healthy Ways to Trap and Kill the Pests In Your House and Garden.  Bantam Books, 1991.

Lifton, Bernice.  Bug Busters:  Poison-free Pest Controls for Your House and Garden.  Avery, 1991.

Organic Pest Control Handbook.  Pest Publications, 1987.

Philbrick, Helen Louise Porter.  The Bug Book:  Harmless Insect Controls.  Garden Way, 1974.

Pleasant, Barbara.  The Gardener's Bug Book:  Earth-safe Insect Control.  Storey Communications, 1994.

Pleasant, Barbara.  The Gardener's Guide to Plant Diseases:  Earth-safe Remedies.  Storey Communications, 1995.

Reinhardt, Thomas A.  Ornamental Grass Gardening:  Design Ideas, Functions and Effects.  HP Books, 1989.

Roach, Margaret The Natural Lawn & Alternatives. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1993.

Schultz, Warren.  The Chemical-Free Lawn:  The Newest Varieties and Techniques to Grow Lush, Hardy Grass.  Emmaus, Pa.:  Rodale Press, c1989.

Shirley, Shirley.  Restoring the Tallgrass Prairie:  an Illustrated Manual for Iowa and the Upper Midwest.  University of Iowa Press, 1994.

Stein, Sara. Planting Noah’s Garden: Further Adventures in Backyard Ecology. Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997.

Wasowski, Sally.  Requiem for a Lawnmower:  and Other Essays on Easy Gardening With Native Plants.  Taylor, 1992.

Winston, Mark L. Nature Wars: People Vs. Pests. Harvard University Press, 1997.

 

National Organizations

For additional information about pesticide reduction and alternatives to pesticides contact the following organizations:

New York Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
http://www.crisny.org//not-for-profit/nycap/nycap.htm

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
http://www.pesticide.org/default.htm

Beyond Pesticides
http://www.beyondpesticides.org

Pesticide Action Network
http://www.panna.org/panna/
Pesticide Action Network has assembled a comprehensive database where you can search for detailed information about health and ecological effects of any pesticide. Visit http://www.pesticideinfo.org

Safer Pest Control Project
http://www.spcpweb.org/

City of Toronto, Canada
http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/pesticides

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
www.niehs.nih.gov Go to "Facts About Environmental-Related Diseases and Health Risks" page.

Children’s Environmental Health Network
www.cehn.org look up Resource Guide on Children’s Environmental Health at this site.

Environmental Research Foundation
www.rachel.org

Iowa Environmental Council
www.earthweshare.org