Family and Community Gardens
The internet and your local county extension office are full of ideas and best-practices for growing and preserving fruits and vegetables. Click the links below to get started.
- Ideas for uniting generations.
- Urban greening, gardening in city planning.
- Gardening in small spaces or for people with disabilities.
- Stories about urban gardening in all parts of the world.
- Tips on getting kids in the garden.
- Guide on beginning a community garden.
- Greenhearted.org: Curriculum, tips, and tools to greening your classroom and school community.
- Ecoliteracy.org: Building eco-intelligence in the classroom.
- School garden grants.
- Edible food yard – growing food for your cafeteria curriculum.
Books about gardening
The Heirloom Tomato: From Garden to Table: Recipes, Portraits, and History of the World’s Most Beautiful Fruit, or Melons for the Passionate Grower or The Complete Squash written by Amy Goldman.
Master gardener Amy Goldman shares stories from her garden, recipes and garden plans.
In Your Garden, by Vita Sackville-West
At a time when gardening was men’s work, Vita Sackville-West inspired a generation of gardeners with her her gardening column for the London Observer. A few of these are reproduced In Your Garden.
- iVeggieGarden (iPad, iPhone) Tools to track the progress of each plant in your garden, create shopping lists, and more.
- Gardenate (iPad, iPhone, Android) A tool to keep the kitchen garden producing. Tips on what you can plant right now and how to prepare for the next month.
- Garden Tracker (iPad, iPhone) An app to help you size and plan your garden plots, plant and harvest your vegetables, including days since watered and days since last fertilized.
- iGrowIt (iPad, iPhone) Designed for beginners, access all the essential information you need on how to plant and when to grow.