Resources for Gardeners
If you are taking, teaching or know of an organic gardening or food-related workshop or course, let us know!
NOFA-NY's new publication: Breeding Organic Vegetables: A Step by Step Guide for Growers. A link to the view a PDF file can be found here.
Baystate Organic Certifiers Materials Certification Program - February 2011 List of Local/Northeast Area Fertilizers, Compost, and Potting Soils Approved for use on Certified Organic Farms (pdf)
Link to list above on Baystate site
This great Soil Quality and Site Assessment Card is created specifically for Connecticut Community Gardeners and organizations' web sites.
“Managing Alternative Pollinators: A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers and Conservationists” - a SARE publication for either purchase or download. Details>
New ATTRA publication, Start a Farm in the City - lots of resources, particularly for contaminated soils
The Holistic Agriculture Library - a great library of online books
Preparing Your Garden for Spring - Bettylou Sandy
Community Garden Resource article - Bettylou Sandy
Edible School Gardens - Bettylou Sandy ~Revised for 2012!
NOFA Organic Land Care Homeowner article - Compost Tea & Lawns
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Stations - provides soil tests, identification and advice on insects, diseases and other topics and will always provide organic suggestions if asked. Entomologist Kim Stoner is especially interested in organic control strategies.
CT Environmental Headlines - CT Environmental Headlines has all of today’s environmental news headlines in the state, including agriculture and land use issues, and offers free email updates.
Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners - from Cornell University
The New England Wildflower Society offers classes throughout the year.
Gardening with the Helpful Gardener
WTIC's Garden Talk with Len & Lisa
Organic Seed & Seedling Sources on the Baystate Organic Certifiers site
Acres, USA - an eco-ag bookstore
Seed Saving Information
A Garden Fitness site
Garden Rant - one of many gardening blogs, but a favorite here at the CT NOFA office
GardenWeb - Q&A, forums, plant directories and more
The Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosch, Workman Publishing
Gardening Week By Week by Xenia Field, Crescent Books
52 Weekend Projects by Nancy Bubel, Rodale Press
Start With the Soil by Grace Gershuny, Rodale Press
Worms Eat My Garbage by Mary Appelhof, Flower Press
How to Select, Use and Maintain Garden Equipment, Ortho Books
Garden Tools by Val Bradley and John Negus, Laurel Glen Publishing
The Tool Book, by William Bryant Logan, Workman Publishing