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Organic Gardening/Weeding


On your previous communication. Weeding is work and can be rough on the
knees and the back, but hard work was never toxic in and of itself, but most
commercial anti-weed preparations by definition are. In fact, America's
search for the perfect weed-free lawn is carcinogenic. In fact, golf courses
are for the most part the most toxic green spaces we have ( there is a
movement to create organic golf courses, if you can believe such a thing).

Weeding ( if combined with stretching before hand, and if it is kept up on a
daily basis with throughout the gardening season) is beneficial to the
recreational gardener. I'd suggest you research Organic anti-weed strategies

Organic Gardener Magazine ( A Rodale Press Publication)
PO Box 7377
Red Oak, IA

I'd also check out the web and your local public library. Also, check out
the ACGA website , http://www.communitygarden.org ,for community gardens
near you for advice on organic gardening in your area. 

Personally, I wouldn't let my kid near a bed with anti-weed chemicals, nor
would I eat from it. In fact, if I had to touch it, I'd be sure to
immediately wash my hands thoroughly.
Best wishes,
Adam Honigman
Bowne Publishing Division
345 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
Tel: (212) 414-8933
Fax: (212) 229-3421
email: adam.honigman@bowne.com

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