Taking the learning home


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.

Suggested books:

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!


Kitchen Gardeners International


Wintersown.org, website for a simple technique for seed-starting outdoors when there’s still snow on the ground (yes, really!)

Step-by-step directions for winter sowing

Ten best garden crops for beginners

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)


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