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Welcome to ibiblio.org - the Public's Library - a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies.

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April 22 is Earth Day!

April features a focus on the earth and the environment:
Soil and Health, EcoLandTech, Plants for a Future, rec.gardens.ecosystems, Botany & Nature in the City, Sustainable Farming Connection, Agricultural Resources Center

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    Linux downloads: full Mandrake 7.2 - and - Red Hat linux 7.1 beta
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Soil and Health

a free public library of holistic agriculture, holistic health, self-sufficient living, and personal development. It offers you the opportunity to read accurately rendered, unabridged texts of carefully-selected older books whose importance and contemporary relevance has not diminished. Most books in this library are out of print and can be hard to find; many are old enough to be public domain.
Radical Agriculture, The Restoration and Maintenance of Health, Achieving Personal Sovereignty, Achieving Spiritual Freedom

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- InterGarden - PermaSphere

An encyclopedic resource of sustainable farming and lifestyles. Major topic areas include: Gardening, Permaculture, Homesteading, and Rural Skills, Soil, Plants, Renewable Energy & Greenbuilding, Environment, Market Agriculture, Alternative Healthcare, Biological/Biointensive/Regenerative Agriculture Alternative Community, Science, News

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Plants for a Future
Database of nearly 7,000 edible or medicinal plants

Plants For A Future (PFAF) is a resource centre for rare and unusual plants, particularly those which have edible, medicinal or other uses. Ibiblio hosts PFAF's database of useful plants which contains over 7000 species and has extensive details on edible, medicinal and other uses of plants together with information about their cultivation and habitats.

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organic gardening

organic gardening, and integrated pest management

rec.gardens.ecosystems is a Usenet newsgroup intended for the discussion of gardening topics of the home garden from an ecological perspective. In "down to earth" language, this means trying to work in concert with nature, rather than trying to force it into rigid format. A second aspect of the ecological perspective is that one avoids the use of toxic substances and fertilizers.

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Vatican Collection

Botany and Nature in the City
Texts from the Vatican Library collection

No scientific subject, perhaps, produced a larger, a more curious, or a more splendidly illustrated literature than the world of plants. Greek medical men and scientists, Roman encyclopedists, and medieval doctors compiled and recompiled herbals, generally taking special interest in those plants that were thought to be of medicinal value--as hundreds were. The Vatican Library is a great repository of this tradition, in which direct observation and inherited stereotypes, empirical evidence and wild fantasy, jostled for centuries.

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Sustainable Farming Connection
News and action alerts for sustainable farmers and food-system professionals

Conceived and managed by former staff members of The New Farm magazine, connects farmers with current information on how to maintain a cost effective, environmentally friendly farm. Information on many areas including genetically engineered crops, farm policy, crop production and management, compost, marketing, poultry pasturing, and agroforestry.

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  Agricultural Resources Center

A private, nonprofit public interest organization which engages in research and public education on issues and policies related to safe food, family farm agriculture and preservation of natural resources. ARC has a focus on pesticides and pesticide residues in food, protection of valuable ground water resources, prevention of involuntary exposure to toxic pesticides and promotion of environmentally sound, healthy and sustainable use of our human and natural resources.
PESTicide EDucation Project provides information and technical support on pest control questions for urban, suburban and rural residents

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last updated: March 32, 2001