Finding the right gardening information can be overwhelming; it can be hard to know where to start. The following resources, which have been developed or recommended through our partnership with Antioch University New England (AUNE) provide targeted, reliable information with employee gardeners’ specific interests in mind:
Community Garden Connections (CGC) Garden Resource Hub
The CGC Garden Resource Hub offers educational resources for home, community, and workplace gardeners in New England and beyond. It was initially developed as part of a professional internship through the C&S Workplace Organic Gardens Project and continues to provide information and encouragement for employee gardeners and community members.
General Gardening Information:
American Community Gardening Association
This website offers helpful tips on how to start a community garden, ways to connect with others involved in community gardening, and ongoing support for garden leaders.
National Gardening Association
This organization provides resources on how to start gardening, the latest garden-related research, and connects gardeners with each other.
American Horticultural Society
This organization offers educational programs, publications, and other resources to raise awareness and leadership in the art and science of horticulture.
List of Cooperative Extensions by State
Cooperative Extension agencies can provide a wealth of information about planting, pests and diseases specific to your area. Cooperative Extension agents can provide on-site education and guidance.
There are many good guides and books out there; contact your local university or bookstore for additional suggestions.
Gardening with Children
Community Garden Manuals:
While guidance for community gardens is more general (workplace gardens have different considerations), much of the basic material contained in these guides should be helpful, such as evaluating a garden site, developing infrastructure, forming a vision for your garden, maintaining participation, and managing volunteers.
Community Garden Connections Education Manual (Antioch University New England)
Ground Rules: A Legal Toolkit for Community Gardens (Pennsylvania Land Trust Association)
Community Gardens Handbook (Alberta Health Services)
Community Garden Handbook (Milwaukee Urban Gardens)
A Guide to Workplace Composting (US Composting Council)