The Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening is a compilation of over 400 entries by gardening experts across the country. Diagrams and instructions on everything and anything organic. The book is a 690-page paperback and includes an index and a suggested reading list.
From Library Journal As the subtitle suggests, this book (an updated version of Rodale's Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening , 1959) is a basic reference, not only for organic gardeners but for all gardeners. As integrated pest management becomes more important, for instance, the methods and products that have been known to organic gardeners for decades are now being investigated and appreciated by the mainstream.
Composting, xeriscaping, permaculture, environment--all these and 400 or so more have complete entries. A useful introduction explains how best to use the book and suggests core sections for initial reading. Entries are cross-referenced and include further reading lists, related organizations, and key words.
Common and botanical names are listed, and while food plants are entered under their common names, ornamentals and herbs are entered under their botanical names. This is an important, complete, well-arranged, and attractive reference tool.