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Posted on behalf of Dean Herzfeld, Coordinator for Pesticide Education, U of M

A new resource has just been posted on line regarding the use of organic pesticides. It can be found on the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship (PES) web site:

This is a good resource for anyone working with organic producers. It was written by a faculty member in pesticide safety education program at Washington State University. Dean was the primary content reviewer.

PES is a collaborative of state extension pesticide safety education coordinators, like myself, and provides nationally reviewed content on topics related to pesticide application. PES is also 'reflected' inside eXtension.
The Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) was at the vendor fair at the recent WestonkaP1020418.JPG Horticulture Society Hort Day where I serve on the board of directors. Reading their material, I immediately thought of posting this as resource for Master Gardeners and the public on this blog.

In an effort to get people to compost more and collect and use rainwater, the Recycling Association of Minnesota website,, features rainbarrels and compost bins at reduced rate.

Compost bin - Regular price: $105. Sale price: $55
Rain barrel - Regular price: $115. Sale price: $69

Both are made of durable plastic.

You can also join the Recycling Association of Minnesota at various membership levels. RAM is "committed to promoting resource conservation through waste prevention, reuse, recycling, composting and purchasing practices, using the most cost-effective and environmentally sound methods available in Minnesota." Find out more at
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