Resources

In 2007, Dorothy Mullen, Master Gardener and co-founder of the Princeton School Gardens Cooperative, worked with teachers to create and publish a how-to booklet. The book has chapters on composting and planting, herb gardens, lessons plans, recipes, field trips, curricular links, and more. To view and print the PDF, click on the image. Dorothy Mullen's PSGC handbook

Emissions database

January 12, 2012

Explore greenhouse gas emissions – minus those from agriculture, transportation or forestry, which are not required to report them in detail, at http://ghgdata.epa.gov/ghgp/main.do. The data, which were drawn from 6,157 sources and are current through 2010, covered nearly 80 percent of the country’s greenhouse gases from large industrial sources.

Money and politics database

January 12, 2012

To understand money’s influence on politics, use the searchable database of Maplight at http://maplight.org/. Search by bills, legislators, interest groups, contributions and companies. It’s interesting to note, for example, that the National Beer Wholesalers Association has contributed $7,108,000 to members of the House and Senate and has taken a position on nine bills before Congress, making it fourth behind the National Association of Realtors, AT&T and Honeywell.