i'm deeply thankful for the environmental
movement in the USoA which has helped
keep this country from being another China.
i wonder if China will recover in time to
be a resevoir of helpful species after we've
done in things here? as i go through the
stores i see so many packages of chemicals
and pesticides i'm not sure the trend is
was a part of getting that
going and it is still a good read after many
years, but it sure does show how much
research has progressed on cancer
since then. i'm glad however, that i can
sit here and write with my patio door open
and hearing the birds wandering about
punctuated by the sound of the bees thunking
into the screen.
most telling is the sections on the various
plagues/infestations that have been attempted
to be cured by chemical means and how dismal
a failure it ends up being at a large expense and
often the creature/disease comes back even
here we are using ?lbs of chemicals
in the area because of mosquito control. *sigh*
well it is mostly swamp, what do you
expect from a wetland? sterility?
i also have wandered through a book
called _Organic Plant Protection_
Rodale press. copyright is 1976 --
i think i need to find something more
recent. it was helpful, but i'm sure
more has been learned since then.
next in line _let it rot_
and a book
on organic grape growing. we'll see
what they have to say.