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Building Better Soil


Soil Testing Facilities

Sustainable Agriculture depends on healthy, well balanced soil. This soil increases insects and diseases resistance and provides a balance of nutrients that maximizes both quality and yield. Building Soils for Better Crops is a great new book published by SAN (see page 3) that unlocks the secret of building a diverse ecosystem below ground to foster healthy crops above.

Woods End Research Lab

P.O Box 297
Mt. Vernon ME 04352
www.woodsend.org


Ohio Earth Food
5488 Swamp St., NE
Hartville OH 44632
330/877-9356; fax 330/877-4237



Tools and Soil Amendments

Tools and soil amendments designed for sustainable farming and gardening can be found in many of the organic and biodynamic seed and supply catalogs. (Also see ATTRA on page 4.) Here are some Ohio suppliers:

Lehman's Non-Electric Catalog (tools)
One Lehman Circle
PO Box 41
Kidron, Ohio 44636
888/438-5346
on-line catalog:
www.Lehmans.com


Gardens Alive (amendments & more)
776 Rudolph Way
Lawrenceburg IN 47025
812/537-8698
Call for catalog.


Ohio Earth Food (amendments)
5488 Swamp St., NE
Hartville OH 44632
330/877-9356; fax 330/877-4237


Thistlepatch Organic Gardening (amendment for small scale gardeners)
4686 Freshwater Rd
Delaware OH
740/363-4049

www.thistlepatch.net