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Community Gardening Toolkit | University of Missouri Extension

Community Gardening Toolkit | University of Missouri Extension | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

This guide provides a framework for organizing and managing different types of community gardens with a primary focus on neighborhood community gardens, which typically share the following characteristics.

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One of the most direct ways to increase access to fresh, healthy produce is to grow it yourself. Many urban areas promote and support community gardens or home gardens. Gardeners and garden organizations should contact their local extension office for location specific information on gardening practices and crops.

Urban gardeners must be attentive to soil contamination issues - in fact, some municipalities mandate that soil be brought in for raised bed gardening to assure that there is not soil contamination.

 

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American Community Gardening Association, Starting a Community Garden: The American Community Gardening Association provides a wealth of resources on how to start and maintain a community garden. Check out their extensive resource collection on their learn page.

http://communitygarden.org/learn/starting-a-community-garden.php

 

Kitchen Gardeners International: This non-profit organization helps people grow their own food, wherever they live. Instructions for starting a kitchen garden can be found on their Education page.

http://kgi.org/how-to-grow-a-kitchen-garden

University of Wisconsin Fresh Vegetable Series: Four page brochures that offer practical tips for buying, storing and cooking different vegetables.

http://fyi.uwex.edu/garden2table/uncategorized/new-farm-fresh-vegetables-series-from-the-learning-store/

 

University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension resources for Urban and Community Gardens: The University of Wisconsin-Extension Learning Store carries downloadable resources on community gardens, composting, and issues of soil contamination.

http://learningstore.uwex.edu/Urban-Community-Gardens-C371.aspx

 

Got Dirt? Gardening Initiative: The Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Nutrition and Physical Activity program developed “Got Dirt?” - a toolkit that provides step-by-step plans for starting a garden. While written for Wisconsin, the toolkit is useful for community and school gardens throughout the country.

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/physical-activity/FoodSystem/Gardening/GotDirt/index.htm

 

Policy Link: Policy link’s Growing Urban Agriculture focus area  provides many tools to improve healthy food access, including their “Urban Ag Toolkit.”

http://www.policylink.org/site/c.lkIXLbMNJrE/b.8370635/k.ADC3/Urban_Agriculture.htm#.Ugq2Wtj9U9Y

 

http://www.policylink.org/site/c.lkIXLbMNJrE/b.7634003/k.519E/Access_to_Healthy_Food.htm

 

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un guide sur le jardinage communautraire, in english...

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You’ll Never Guess Which City Is the New King of Urban Gardening

You’ll Never Guess Which City Is the New King of Urban Gardening | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Vacant lots have been turned into more than 1,400 community farms.
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Register for the American Community Garden Association's Annual Conference in Chicago

Register for the American Community Garden Association's Annual Conference in Chicago | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
2014 ACGA conference highlights: tours, networking, keynote speakers, presentations and more! Join us for a powerful event networking with your peers!
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American Community Gardening Association

American Community Gardening Association | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is a bi-national nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities.

 

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This gardening app has a human touch

This gardening app has a human touch | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Developed by Scot Nelson, a plant pathologist at the University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Rescources (UH-CTAHR), The Plant Doctor is an interactive smartphone app that helps users accurately identify and manage plant pests and diseases.

It’s not the first app that can help pinpoint plant diseases, but it is unique in that you get the diagnosis from a living person, not to mention an expert on the subject. And it’s free

 


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Urban Community Gardeners' Knowledge and Perceptions of Soil Contaminant Risks

Urban Community Gardeners' Knowledge and Perceptions of Soil Contaminant Risks | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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Edmonds,Washington garden helps grow a community, step by step

Edmonds,Washington garden helps grow a community, step by step | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
EDMONDS — Andrew Hokenson is cultivating an idea in Edmonds. He thought about creating a community garden at Salem Lutheran Church, and...
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Wellesley, MA community garden going to pot?

Wellesley, MA community garden going to pot? | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Wellesley community gardeners have been shocked to discover that their 52 long-tended garden plots have morphed into what appears to have the makings of a giant marijuana farm.

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10 Urban Agriculture Projects in Berlin, Germany

10 Urban Agriculture Projects in Berlin, Germany | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
A city once divided finds another way to reunite – with urban agriculture.
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Thumbs up for green-thumb schools: Gardening teaches kids math, science and healthy eating

Thumbs up for green-thumb schools: Gardening teaches kids math, science and healthy eating | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Recognizing the skills that come from gardening, Oregon and nonprofit organizations offer information and grants to schools to support campus gardens.
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Eat Smart, Move More NC: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Eat Smart, Move More NC: Growing Communities Through Gardens | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities through Gardens is a planning and resource guide for anyone who is thinking about starting a community garden.

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Community Gardening: Getting Gardeners Involved

There are lots of ways to organize a community garden. They key is to keep gardeners involved in a variety of ways by using their talents such as: leadership...

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Watch Your Garden Grow : Vegetable Directory

Watch Your Garden Grow : Vegetable Directory | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

A directory of vegetables from the University of Illinois Extension.

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No supermarkets, so 130 community gardens help to feed a Camden, NJ.

No supermarkets, so 130 community gardens help to feed a Camden, NJ. | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
A gardening effort in Camden, N.J., brings fresh food to New Jersey’s biggest food desert.
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Nebraska’s Urban Community Gardening Scene Grows Produce and Relationships

Nebraska’s Urban Community Gardening Scene Grows Produce and Relationships | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Sarah Browning, extension educator at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, says Nebraska has community gardens in many communities, both large and small.
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Community garden volunteers in Huntersville, NC prepare to reap the benefits of their first harvest

Community garden volunteers in Huntersville, NC prepare to reap the benefits of their first harvest | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Community garden volunteers prepare to reap the benefits of their first harvest
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Volunteers at Huntersville's community garden off Beatties Ford Road tilled and planted an 1,800-square-foot garden in late April.
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Unlock the secrets of keyhole gardens

Unlock the secrets of keyhole gardens | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Raise vegetables, herbs and more in a compact space using this growing trend that is both simple and sustainable.
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Soil Safety Resource Guide for Urban Food Growers

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Michigan Community Garden used to feed everyone from neighbors to the homeless and school children.

Michigan Community Garden used to feed everyone from neighbors to the homeless and school children. | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
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Community Garden Season Begins at Illinois State Fairgrounds

Community Garden Season Begins at Illinois State Fairgrounds | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
The calendar says spring, but it's still cooler than it's supposed to be, and that may affect the pl
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Master Gardeners help Texas community garden grow

Master Gardeners help Texas community garden grow | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

We feel like it's a peaceful place to be, said Bowe, a retired elementary school teacher. Over the last three years, the master gardeners have grown five tons of produce for needy families.

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Bismarck, North Dakota Community Plots Give Gardeners Opportunity

Bismarck, North Dakota Community Plots Give Gardeners Opportunity | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Spring is here, bringing another planting season along with it. For those who don't have space to garden, consider joining a local community garden or community-supported agriculture project.
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Seed Starting Resources

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Tips on Growing Vegetable and Flower Transplants
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Community Gardens: Why Start One? - YouTube

Community Gardens are started for a variety of reasons: to grow produce, reclaim an empty lot, improve relationships, health benefits, and charity. And it ma...
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Community Garden Leader's Month by Month Task Organizers

Community Garden Leader's Month by Month Task Organizers | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it
Boston Natural Areas Network works to preserve, expand and improve urban open space through community organizing, acquisition, ownership, programming, development and management of special kinds of urban land - Urban Wilds, Greenways and...
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Purdue Extension Vegetable Tips: Planning the Garden

Purdue Extension Vegetable Tips: Planning the Garden | Community Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Planning is the first and most basic step in home vegetable gardening. Planning not only saves time when you're ready to plant, it also gives you an idea of the types and quantities of seeds or plants you'll need.

 

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