The Truth About Organic Gardening: Benefits, Drawbacks, and the Bottom Line
Gardeners tend to assume that any organic product is automatically safe for humans and beneficial to the environment—and in most cases this is true. The problem, as Jeff Gillman points out in this fascinating, well-researched book, is that it is not always true, and the exceptions to the rule can pose a significant threat to human health. To cite just one example, animal m...more
As a person involved in the lawn care industry I see that many people feel that organic equals safe and synthetic equals unsafe. This is simply untrue. Each practice and product has to be carefully considered and compared to all alternatives before the best decision can be made.
I especially appreciate his suppor...more
This is exactly the book I needed! As Gillman says, he's all for organic gardening, until it comes to pesticide use; then all bets are off. I appreciated his...more
This is a good book for anyone contemplating using poisons in your garden to rid yourself of any type of pest as he goes through all the options both organic and non-organic and gives you a researched option on its benefits, drawbacks and his conclusions on each technique. If you are new to gardening or an old hand you will learn something new about the effect, history and options available to deal with everything from disease to deer. While it dea...more
He attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, and earned his masters degree in entomology and his
doctorate in horticulture from the University of Georgia.
An assistant professor in the department of Horticultural