Gardening Resources

Ready to get gardening now?  Here are some great resources to get your started: 

The Virginia Cooperative Extension offers invaluable agricultural and natural resources to the Virginia community. http://www.ext.vt.edu/programs/index.html 

The American Community Gardening Association is a member organization working to promote and support all aspects of community food and gardening.http://communitygarden.org/index.php

The National Gardening Association offers great information for gardeners and educators on best practices, general “how to” guides, information on grants and much more.  www.gardening.org

The America the Beautiful Fund and its members aim to preserve and beautify America’s nature and beautiful.  Free seeds offered here!http://www.america-the-beautiful.org/free_seeds/index.php 

The American Horticultural Society combines the art and science of horticulture with education, social responsibility and environmental awareness.  Their “KIDSLINK” section offers an array of programming ideas including educational tools for understanding food systems (the Discovery Gardens link is inactive). http://www.ahs.org/horticulture_internet_community/specific_gardening_subjects.htm#2

Rebel Tomato is an interactive guide to community gardening. http://communitygarden.org/rebeltomato/seeds/index.php