We rely on these sources for reliable information and use the information in the garden, the kitchen, or the
in the doctor's office. They are being updated at this writing. 3/20/12
In the Garden
PlantFacts--Home Gardening Search Engine
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.
Univ. of Connecticut Database
Oregon State Landscape PlantsA very comprehensive list!
USDA Cooperative Extension Services Homepage
Extension Service (Cornell
Extension Service (Florida)
Extension Service (Nebraska)
Service (No. Carolina Univ.)
Extension Service (Clemson Univ.)
Extension Service (Virginia)
Extension Service (North
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
Chile Pepper Institute (NM State Univ. -
Seeds, Images, and Resources)
Seed Savers Exchange (Iowa)
Seeds of Change (New Mexico)
Missouri Botanical Gardens
Look for Plant Finder
New York Botanical Gardens
Pocket Gardener (Ohio State Univ.
--limited but very good
source with graphics)
In the Doctor's Office
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
U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention
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
NIH-Consumer Health Info (US National
Institute of Health)
Harvard Med School - Consumer Info
Medicine - Alternative (Univ. of
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
In the Home
American Council for Energy Efficiency Economy
Consumer Information (USDOE)
USDA/NRCS Plant Database
Agriculture Links (USDA-Natl. Agric. Library)
Directory of Farmers Markets
Coop Directory- States (Good links)
National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)
Rocky Mountain Institute
Michigan Land Use Institute
In the Kitchen
Canning Guide (Univ. of
Nutrient Laboratory (USDA)
Harvard School of Public Health
Food & Nutrition Information Center (US
National Organic Program (USDA)
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine