Growing

No till, mulch based market gardening , excellent page describing the progress of this farm towards no till gardening. Practical info.

Native Seeds , non profit organization preserving the seeds of varieties of plants traditionally used by Native Americans. "Ancient seeds for modern needs."

Natural Perspective , online directory of plant images and descriptions, organized by scientific taxonomy (species/families, etc.)

Organic Research , online community for organic farmers, research, discussion, organic farm locator.

Plant Database , a compilation of gardener's wisdom on 2500+ plants, has 2900+ plant photos.

Grain Amaranth , from Rodale Research Center, academic paper on amaranth grown for grain.

Herb, Medicinal Plant, Wild Flower pictures and info on medicinal uses. Special focus on the wild herbs of Tennessee.

The Chicken , from the Yale program of Agrarian Studies, online access to "all things chicken", plus a conference on the "biological, social, cultural and industrial history of the chicken from neolithic middens to mcnuggets."

Sorghum for Syrup , from the University of Wisconsin, basic cultivation details. A page from the Alternative Field Crops Manual , with details of more than 40 crops, ranging from lentils to sunflowers and most points between.

Windowbox.com , commercial site offering everything that a container gardener needs, good place to get ideas, also has free resources, Ask the Experts .

Gardening without irrigation (Or not much anyway), online text of the complete book.

Resource Center on Urban Agriculture and Forestry , policy, links, full on line text of several useful publications.

Planting a Three Sisters Garden , from Native American Technology and Art.

Learning from Ancestors , another article about Three Sisters gardening.

I Can Garden! , great resource with newsletter and discussion boards for gardening info.

Permaculture, agriculture, gardening link page

Resources for tropical agriculture , from a Christian research and missions organization,

The hydroponic home(made) garden , sponsored by a commercial enterprise, information and design considerations, discusses components and has some diagrams.

Container Gardening in the City , promoting the "wading pool" system as the ultimate low-tech cheap container for city gardening. Step by step instructions, project initiated by people of faith to help the urban poor.

Chris' Hydroponics Home Page , by a University of Florida horticulture student, pictures and descriptions of his homemade hydroponics system.

Hydroponics Links , from a guy who seems to be working on growing a 75' long tomato plant.

Irish-Eyes , a guide to growing potatoes and garlic, on a commercial site offering seed potatoes and other items of interest to those who would grow spuds in their backyards.

Grow your own yeast , the tiniest garden plants!

Growing your own food , access, links, catalogs, publications.

Heirloom Seeds , offers a selection of non-hybrid seeds.

Redwood City Seed Company , alternative seed company founded in 1971, offers old-fashioned open-pollinated vegetables, herb seeds, and medicinal plants, including many endangered species cultivars. Check out their hot pepper growing tips ...

Urban Agriculture Notes , by City Farmer, Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture. Urban farming is a way that poor people can better their lives by making their own bootstraps to pull themselves up with. This page is full of articles and reports about them that's doin'. The world's urban population is growing at twice the rate of total population growth; by 2025 urban population will be 5.34 billion, half of whom will be living in Asian cities. 800 million people today practice urban agriculture, growing 10% of the world's food supply (UN figures). Urban and Periurban small and medium-sized enterprise development for sustainable vegetable production and marketing systems a study of experiences in Vietnam, Laos, and the Philippines.

GardenGuides , a great on-line source for all kinds of information about growing vegetables and flowers.

Community Supported Agriculture of North America , the University of Massachusetts Extension.

American Community Gardening Association , "greening America's communities". Has a database of questions and answers related to community gardening and horticulture.

Homeless Garden Project , located in Santa Cruz, California, founded in 1990, offers a 3 year job-training and transitional employment program for homeless and marginalized people. Operates a commercial organic garden cultivating at 3 sites in the area.

Center for Rural Affairs a non-profit organization serving and advocating for America's family farms and rural communities for 25 years. Emphasis is on sustainable agriculture.

Community Alliance with Family Farmers , a California site helping put farmers directly in contact with people buying food for home consumption, has FAQS about sustainable agriculture.

National Agricultural Library , of the US Department of Agriculture. Access to big piles of information.

Kazarie Worm Farm What's a compost heap without red worms? Not much. Recommended to me by a friend. Prices look good.

Ecology Action , if you buy or read only one book on organic gardening, it should be "How to grow more vegetables, fruits, nuts, berries and other crops than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine," published by Ecology Action. This explains the biointensive method of organic gardening, developed by John Jeavons, and is derived from the work of Alan Chadwick, whose work was based on the methods of the French market gardeners of a century ago (they managed to raise lettuce 9 months a year around Paris). What is the biointensive food-raising method? Double-dug raised beds, companion planting, intensive planting, composting, a whole gardening method. They have an on-going demonstration project in California where the methods are continually tested and data is collected. They anticipate raising an equivalent of 300 bushels of wheat per acre (they are closing in fast on this goal, note that most dry land wheat farmers in Oklahoma achieve annual yields of 30 to 40 bushels per acre).

Sustainable Agriculture , from the Virtual World Wide Web Library, one of the best directories on the web (not the largest or the most comprehensive, but the sites are high quality). 25 categories of info relating to sustainable agriculture.

Agriculture , from the Virtual WWW Library, access to all things agricultural.

Oklahoma Draft Horse and Mule Association , newsletters, links to breeders.

Wild Ones Natural Landscaping Handbook , subtitled, How to naturally landscape without aggravating neighbors and city officials. Creating a water garden, planting a prairie, creating a woodland.

Companion Planting , a great guide to companion planting as a way to control insect pests in the garden.

Vegetable Companion Chart , besides insect control, many vegetables benefit by growing "in company" with others. This is a guide to increasing yield and quality through companion planting. It also indicates which plants are "bad companions" and should not be planted in close proximity.

Home Gardening , on-line free encyclopedia.

Organic Farming and Marketing , from the USDA Economic Research Service, links, access, online documents, news.

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Educational Resources (MOSES) , "Our mission is to help agriculture make the transition to a sustainable organic system of farming that is ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially just, through information, education, research, and integrating the broader community into this effort." Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference , the largest organic ag meeting in the nation, March 16-17, 2001 at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse.

Rapeseed: a new oilseed crop for the United States ,

All About Sprouts , from a professional organization of sprout growers, piles of information on growing and consuming edible sprouts. How to grow sprouts .

Practical Farmers of Iowa , promoting farming systems that are profitable, ecologically sound, and good for families and communities. Farming practices and on-farm research.

Edible Landscaping , online catalog of edible perennials and trees.

Oregon Tilth , a non-profit research and educational organization certifying organic growers, retailers, and processors. Lots of resources and links.

Cyndi's Catalog of Garden Catalogs , she may not have every garden-related catalog in the nation listed & linked if they have a website, but she is sure trying.

A thriving mini farm in the city , at the new Ecology Action biointensive growing site, home of John Jeavons and the How to Grow More Vegetables crowd. Bountiful Gardens , supplying non hybrid organically grown seeds, associated with the Ecology Action folks.

Intergarden , big site, lots of connections, networks, on all things sustainable farming and organic gardening.

Mini-farms , raised bed agriculture, market gardening, mini farming, mini ranching,

Square Foot Gardening Project , sponsored by Washington State Cooperative Extension in Pierce County, helping gardeners maximize the nutrition from their home gardens.

City Farms , from Journey to Forever, one of the top tier sites for urban agriculture, especially for beginners.

Soil and Health Library , on-line texts of long-out-of-print classics. See especially Farmers of Forty Centuries , a 1911 study of agricultural practices in China, Japan, and Korea.

Urban Homestead , from Suite101.com, articles and links relating to self-sufficient, ecologically sound living in the city. Offers discussion area. Free registration with suite101.com offers additional resources, including email notification of new content.

Henriette's Herbal Homepage , big piles of information on medicinal and culinary herbs, including Herb Faqs (growing, harvesting, using), classic herbal texts . Nice site, well organized, good info.

All you need to know about soil amendments , benefits of composting, includes chart for calculating how much compost you need per 100 square feet.

Planters Pallette Articles , collection of articles by professional gardeners are various design and plant selection issues, Vegetables add unique look.

Plants and Horticulture , from the UK's Countrylovers site. Articles and links, business and organization directory. Exotic salad crops to grow at home , practical details about some lesser-known but hardy growing salad crops. Designing and planting a knot garden (planting your herbs in decorative geometrical patterns).

Lost crops of the Incas , with potential for worldwide cultivation, complete online text of a 1989 book.

Knot Herbs , commercial site, information on knot gardens, nice pictures. Plant descriptions, gardening tips.

Leaf for Life , green leaves for the people, the land, the future, information about leaf crops, library, faqs, all you need to know about 983 plants with edible leaves. 16 favorites , taste, nutrition, sustainability. See also 50 Honorable Mentions.

Permaculture Magazine , solutions for sustainable living, online presence of a UK print magazine, has a number of on-line articles.

Article on how to grow and harvest a traditional European mix of salad greens.

Salad Burnet , an ancient perennial salad crop, popular in England, forgotten in most of America. Plant some in your garden.

Gardening 101 , index of articles from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer about how to make a garden starting with bare ground.

Growing fruit crops in containers , from Florida Extension, everything you need to know to grow a fruit tree in a pot.

The Rhubarb Compendium , everything you ever wanted to know about growing, propagating, harvesting, and cooking rhubarb.

Kitchen Gardener Online , internet presence of a print magazine, has lots of online articles and tips, including Brewing Compost Tea , one of the best online descriptions I have found of this.

Organic gardening tips and links , nice page with interesting articles and links. See especially Easy Edible Landscaping.

Growing herbs for the home gardener , from North Carolina Extension, growing requirements, propagation, and uses for annual and perennial herbs.

The Weekend Gardener , practical horticulture for busy people. In particular, see Growguide Online , which in four easy steps will tell you what you need to plant each week for a succession of food, based on your average frost dates. Also has lots of seed starting info.

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