Gardening 101


"Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw."  

~Henry David Thoreau

Across the country, communities are learning more about where their food comes from and how it is grown.

Hands-on gardening is being used in schools to educate children about healthy eating and growing practices.

Start a garden in your backyard for a low-cost way to provide your family with fresh, organic produce. Or, gather your neighbors together to create a community garden to bring fresh produce and friendship to your whole neighborhood!

Here are some helpful links to get you started:


Urban Harvest

Garden Forever

American Community Garden Association

Kids Gardening

National Gardening Association

My First Garden - (Children's Gardening Curriculum)

The Helpful Gardener

The Essential Garden Guide

Composting 101


Weekend Gardener

Veggie Gardening Tips

Garden Guides