This page will contain resources for families who’d like to try gardening at home, whether you just want one plant in a pot or a whole backyard of fun and food.
The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids: 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun by Whitney Cohen & John Fisher
Roots, Shoots, Buckets, & Boots: Gardening Together With Children by Sharon Lovejoy
Project Garden: A Month-by-month Guide to Planting, Growing, and Enjoying ALL Your Backyard Has To Offer by Stacy Tornio
The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible: How to Grow a Bounty of Food in Pots, Tubs, and Other Containers by Edward C. Smith
Grow Great Grub: Organic Food From Small Spaces by Gayla Trail
Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers From Small Spaces by Gayla Trai
Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew
Wisconsin Garden Guide by Jerry Minnich
The Year-round Vegetable Gardener by Niki Jabbour
Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza
And lots more at your local library!
Wintersown.org, website for a simple technique for seed-starting outdoors when there’s still snow on the ground (yes, really!)
There’s a ton of info at gardening.about.com, so check there for many gardening topics.
How-to help from Garden Betty (with a California twist, just for fun)