We rely on this page to keep informed. The links are moving targets, depending on who is in charge of governmental information. We try to keep the data current.
In the Garden
PlantFacts -- Ornamental Master ListA subset that allows you to select the type of plant: tree, shrub, perennial, bulb, etc.
Michigan Master Plant Index -- The mother of extension services plant information for the home gardener has been retired! I think it served as the primary source of PlantFacts (above), so half the links on that site are dead.
Oregon State Landscape PlantsA very comprehensive list!USDA Cooperative Extension Services Homepage
Extension Service (Cornell Univ.)
Extension Service (Florida)
Extension Service (Nebraska)
Extension Service (No. Carolina Univ.)
Extension Service (Clemson Univ.)
Extension Service (Virginia)
Extension Service (North Carolina State)
Herb & Garden Index - Common Names (US Natl. Library of Medicine) for Herbal Data
Insects - Images - IPM (Iowa State)
Butterfly Gardening (Florida)
Fedco Seeds (Organic, Open-Pollinated, Heirloom)
Johnny's Seeds (Organic, Heirlooms, On-Line Ordering)
Chile Pepper Institute (NM State Univ. - Seeds, Images, and Resources)
Seed Savers Exchange (Iowa)
Seeds of Change (New Mexico)
Horticultural and Botanical
Missouri Botanical Gardens Look for Plant FinderNew York Botanical Gardens
Pocket Gardener (Ohio State Univ. --limited but very good source with graphics)
In the Environment
USEPA Envirofacts Data-By Database
USEPA Envirofacts - By Program
Surf Your Watershed --An incredibly powerful database that allows local citizens to determine the health of their local streams, rivers, lakes, and drinking water sources.
NOAA Climate Program Office, created as recently as October, 2005. Researches, educates, and coordinates international climate activities.
NOAA Air Quality Study in partnership with other US and European agencies and research institutes and universities will soon publish a study and daily air quality pollution forecasts.
U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Chemical Scorecard (Environmental Defense Fund) scores polluting industries environmental records.
Chemical Database EPA/CA & EPA) finds ingredients of products and their toxicity.
Environmental Working Group tracks current issues.
ATSDR Database Tracks releases of Hazardous Substances
In the Doctor's OfficeNIH-Consumer Health Info (US National Institute of Health)
In the Home
In the Kitchen
Canning Guide (Univ. of
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