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An Award-Winning Series

"This Land" is an information series that extends its reach from the backyard to the back forty. It is a treasure-trove of information on ways that homeowners and farmers can protect their health and enhance the environment.

For homeowners, this could mean cutting down on chemical use in the yard, managing yard waste and household waste, improving the indoor environment, and more. For farmers, it means finding ways to reduce soil erosion, cut chemical costs, and improve groundwater and surface water without sacrificing yields.

There are three parts to the "This Land" project:

For each of these three subject areas, you can order a comprehensive, extensively illustrated book. Or you can explore an online slide program--a condensed version of each book (see links above).