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Gardening resources


Enthusiastic gardeners help to make community gardens a sustainable resource for our community's health. Some of these gardening resources are specific to sustaining community gardens and others are helpful to home gardeners as well.


Web resources

  • Gardening Matters
    Dedicated to community building and garden sustainability, Gardening Matters is a trusted resource, offering ongoing programming and advocacy for all community gardens.
  • Got Dirt? Garden Toolkit for Implementing Youth Gardens
    The Got Dirt garden toolkit provides hands-on trainings on how to start a youth garden, ancillary resources for starting a youth garden, lesson plans and activities for use with the youth garden and connection to local gardening expertise/Master Gardeners.
  • Kids Gardening
    Provides opportunities for kids to learn though gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder by providing inspiration, community know-how and resources.
  • University of Minnesota, Extension Services, Master Gardner Program
    The University of Minnesota Master Gardener program trains committed individuals to provide the highest quality, research-based horticultural information and educational activities that enhance community environment and quality of life.
  • Seed Savers Exchange
    Seed Savers Exchange maintains thousands of varieties of different plant types - from amaranth to watermelon - in one of the largest seed banks of its kind in North America.
  • National Gardening Association
    The National Gardening Association is a nonprofit leader focused on providing programs and initiatives to create opportunities for children and adults to benefit from plant-based education in schools, communities, and backyards across the country.