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How to garden at university, as a community, the challenges, new ideas and upcycling in the garden.
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Community Seeds: Building Community Through Gardening - University of Michigan

Community Seeds: Building Community Through Gardening - University of Michigan

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Solar technology for farming and urban gardening

Solar technology for farming and urban gardening | UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY GARDENING | Scoop.it
Solar power has a place in farms and gardens, with devices designed to do everything from heating water to powering tractors.

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preparations for a recycled garden retreat

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I am going to share the updates here. These precious students have decided to build the garden retreat from different waste materials of the university. First step is clean up of the area! Go ahead...
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Evaluation of Community Gardens

Evaluation of community gardening program in Wisconsin

 

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Community Gardening Toolkit | University of Missouri Extension

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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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Sharon Lezberg's curator insight, October 2, 2013 2:11 PM

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.

 

Here are some other resources for community gardeners:

 

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