Community Gardens

Learning how to keep a garden or interested in Community Gardening these sources have all the information you need. Also see the Program Planning section for further information.

Food Share

Offers information to readers about community garden program details. Information about growing food, and the process it takes before it reaches your table. Community Garden newsletter and relevant links to further information.

www.foodshare.net

Edmonton Community Gardens

Looking to get involved with community gardens? You've come to the right place. We're your resource network, here to help you through the process of starting your own community garden or linking up with an existing community garden.

www.edmcommunitygardens.org

Canadian Gardening

Lists of Community garden clubs, resources for your garden, changes in season information as well as newsletter subscriptions.

www.canadiangardening.com/how-to/gardening-resources/garden-clubs-and-infolines/a/18873

Community Food Security Initiative

Information on the region's community garden projects as well as information about past projects and links to find specific funding streams available.

www.opha.on.ca/foodnet/initiatives/urban.html

Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition

Information on creating a healthy community with equal and shared access to all members of the community regardless of status. Links within the site provide information about specific community garden projects, funding streams and webinars for e-training purposes.

www.ohcc-ccso.ca/en/tags/community-gardens

Together For Health

Provides very useful information about community gardens; including details on how to start and promote your garden, how to care for a larger garden, specific community gardening funding and grant information as well as handling the issues of vandalism.

www.together4health.ca

PDF document - Community Gardening 103 - Let's Get Gardening!

http://together4health.ca/files/Community%20Gardening%20103.pdf

Urban Agriculture Site Development Group)

Growing Gardens Toolkit: Starting your own Community Garden, information includes finding an appropriate space, support, funding, tools and care for a sustainable garden.

spec.bc.ca/GG_GrowingGdns_Rpt.pdf

Community Food Security Coalition

Information on program evaluation, links to published reports and resources.

www.foodsecurity.org/pubs.html

Suite 101 - Vegetable Gardens

Useful information on how to maintain a garden; the use of worms, natural pesticides, growing in shady areas, and easy to grow vegetables for the first time gardener.

vegetablegardens.suite101.com

Seeds of Change

Garden Information on when to harvest; what type of vegetable during which phase of the year. Also provides work sheets and further detailed information for school-aged children.

www.mnh.si.edu/archives/garden/seasons

Easy Green Living

Information on finding community gardens in your region, composting, organic gardening tips, as well as ways to incorporate green lving in the home and in your community.

www.easygreenliving.org

Earth Rangers

A kid-friendly website which provides gardening information about where and how to set up a community garden. Also has information about composting, rainforests and a games area for kids to become more engaged.

www.earthrangers.com/ecofeats/incommunity/default.aspx?articleid=53

Neighbour to Neighbour Toolkit

Provides program information for communities in order to promote a healthier neighbourhood. Initiatives such as community mapping, creating a play, putting together a BBQ for over 500 people and community gardens.

www.neighbourtoneighbour.ca/story.asp?storyid=97

National Gardening Association

Information about gardening in general (maintenance, mulching, etc), getting kids interested, finding a garden or funding stream and reports and publications made available to the public.

assoc.garden.org/about

Kids Gardening

Many factsheets and lessons plans for kids (ranging from greenhouses to pollinators, harvesting and National Gardening Month activities) as well as resources for parents and teachers, links and newsletters also available.

www.kidsgardening.com

School & Church Fundraising - Earth Friendly Fundraising

Information on how to partially fund your community garden, school project and promote eco-friendly living.

www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/?sc=KNGA2007

Weeds and Seeds Swap: Sustainable Community Gardens

Information on maintaining a garden throughout the year, links to grant programs, lists and descriptions of easy to care for plants and herbs as well as tools necessary to sustain a garden.

www.weedsandseedswap.com/sustainable-community-garden-grants

Garden Burger

Community gardening grants and program information from past recipients.

www.gardenburger.com/Grants.aspx