Local DPO/Environmental Partners

Door County Environmental Council

Door County Master Gardeners

Crossroads at Big Creek

The Ridges Sanctuary

Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership 

Wild Ones of Door County

Sustain Door

Suggested Books and Reading:

Tukey, Paul. The Organic Lawn Care Manual. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing, 2007.

Louv, Richard. Last Child in the Woods: saving our children from nature-deficit disorder.  Chapel Hill, NC:  Algonquin, 2006.

Louv, Richard.  The Nature Principal: human restoration and the end of nature-deficit disorder.  Chapel Hill, NC:  Algonquin, 2011.

Carson, Rachel.   Silent Spring.  New York:  Houghton Mifflin, 2002.

Tekiela, Stan and Shanberg, Karen.  Nature Smart: a family guide to nature.  Cambridge MN:  Adventure Publications, 1995.

Tallamy, Douglas W.  Bringing Nature Home: how you can sustain wildlife with native plants.  Portland OR:  Timber Press, 2009.

Steiner, Lynn M.  Landscaping with Native Plants of Wisconsin.  Mpls, MN:  Voyageur Press, 2007.

Grissell, Eric.  Insects and Gardens in Pursuit of a Garden Ecology.  Portland OR:  Timber Press, 200l.

The Xerces Society Guide.  Attracting Native Pollinators.  North Adams MA:  Storey Publishing, 2011.

Hadden, Evelyn J.  Beautiful no-mow yards: 50 amazing lawn alternatives.  Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2012.

Penick, Pam.  Lawn gone!: low-maintenance, sustainable, attractive alternatives for your yard.  New York: Ten Speed Press, 2013.

Primeau, Liz.  Front Yard Gardens: growing more than grass.  Buffalo, NY:  Firefly Books, 2003.

Davitt, Keith.  Hardscaping: how to use structures, pathways, patios & ornaments in your garden.  New York: Sterling, 2006.

Lindsay, Senga.  Edible landscaping: urban food gardens that look great. Madeira Park, BC, Harbour, 2012

Bennett, Leslie and Bittner, Stefani.  The Beautiful edible garden: design a stylish outdoor space using vegetables, fruits and herbs.  New York: Ten Speed Press, 2013.

Tepe, Emily.  The edible landscape: creating a beautiful and bountiful garden with vegetables, fruits and flowers.  Mpls, MN: Voyageur Press, 2013.

Flowerdew, Bob.  Weeding without chemicals.  New York: Skyhorse Publishers, 2012.

Gift, Nancy.  Good weed, bad weed: who’s who, what to do, and why some deserve a second chance.  Pittsburgh: St Lynns Press, 2011.

Campbell, Stu.  Let it rot!: the gardener’s guide to composting.  Pownal, VT:  Storey Communications, 1998.

Adelman, Charlotte & Schwartz, Bernard L.  The Midwestern Native Garden. Athens OH: Ohio University Press, 2011.

Zimmerman, Catherine.  urban & suburban Meadows. Silver Springs MD: Matrix Media Press, 2010.

Minnich, Jerry. 2010 The Wisconsin Garden Guide. Neenah,WI.: Big Earth Publishing