Northern & Central Midwest

February, 2011
Regional Report

Web Finds

Missouri Extension Pest Management Newsletters
An offshoot of the Missouri Extension Service, Pest Management Newsletters offers several newsletters with gardening and integrated pest management information. Even if you don't subscribe to the newsletters, the website itself is a wealth of information about what to watch for, how to control pests in a responsible way, and about general healthy garden practices.

Books

Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth
Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth by William Bryant Logan (W. W. Norton, 2007, $14.95) is a lovely way to get a good, easily digested dose of soil science surrounded by beautiful writing and musings. It is basically a natural history of the soil and the human connection with it. While not a new book, it's one worth re-reading again and again in order to remember where we came from, and to reinforce how good the earth is.

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