Organic gardening is natural. It's using compost instead of chemical fertilizers to improve the health of your soil. It's using mulches to retain moisture and reduce watering needs. It's proven: chemical fertilizers and pesticides have a negative impact--on our health, on the environment and on future generations. The author of more than 25 gardening books, Laura Peters has practised and taught about organic gardening for years. In this book, she explores the subject thoroughly: * Hundreds of colour photographs * Special considerations for Canadian garden seasons * The importance of healthy soil * Creating and maintaining an organic garden * Planning and designing a variety of organic gardens, including: container gardens, edible gardens, water gardens and naturalized wildlife gardens * Caring for plants the organic way * Pest and disease problems and treatments. * It's simple. It's natural. It's good for you. Do yourself and future generations a favour and start gardening. Organically.
About the author
Donna Dawson is known nationally and internationally for her expertise in gardening and as the owner/publisher of ICanGarden.com, Canada's largest Internet gardening resource site.Not just a virtual gardener, this much-published, award-winning gardening personality received her Master Gardener certificate from the University of Alberta Devonian Botanic Garden in 1996. Her garden in St. Albert has been awarded a national first prize from Canadian Garden Magazine and received various awards from the Edmonton Horticultural Society.Donna is a past secretary of the Alberta Horticultural Association and past director of the Edmonton Horticultural Society. She is currently a member of the Royal Horticultural Society and Garden Writers Association. In 1996 Donna began organizing and hosting garden tours to England and Europe. She has taken groups to Holland, France, Italy, Ireland and England.