Northern & Central Midwest

June, 2001
Regional Report

Web Finds

National Integrated Pest Management Network
The National Integrated Pest Management Network site has regional and state pest control information. It also features links to agricultural and horticultural integrated pest management programs, as well as highlighting the latest research in integrated pest management across the country.

Books

The Gardener's Table
There have been many kitchen gardening books published in recent years. This one takes a different approach to the subject. The Gardener's Table, by Richard Merrill and Joe Ortiz (Ten Speed Press, 2000; $25), includes chapters entitled "Controlling Garden Pests and Feeding Kitchen Guests" and "Nourishing the Soil and Body"--which give you a clue to the humor in this book. The book also takes a solid look at gardening organically and provides wonderful recipes and formulas for combining foods for health and exquisite taste. Ros Creasy's (edible gardening expert) summation of the premise of the book introduction says it all, "an environmentally friendly garden and delicious health-enriching foods are essential ingredients of the good life."

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