Whether you’re trying to figure out which tools you need for your garden, or how much you should be watering your plants, we’ve got you covered.

General Resources 

Online Resources
Campus Farmers Network Shared Online Library
USDA | USDA Agricultural Zone map
Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Growers Library Tools and Supplies Library | Garden planning tools | Hardiness zones Controlling pests and disease using IPM
Garden Tower Project | Last Frost Date Chart
International Seed Saving Institute | Comprehensive guide to saving seeds
Edible Acres | YouTube Channel Informative videos from Permaculturist Sean Dembrosky
GrowBioIntensive | Website with downloadable pdf guides
BeginningFarmers | Composting overview
National Center For Appropriate Technology (NCAT) ATTRA | Publications
Books
Sell What you Sow: The Grower’s Guide to Successful Produce Marketing
 by Eric Gibson
The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook by Richard Wiswall
The One-Straw Revolution: Introduction to Natural Farming by Masanobu Fukuoka
Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden And Your Neighborhood into a Community by HC Flores
Grant Writing 101 by Victoria M. Johnson
Writing for a Good Cause by Joseph Barbato
Let it Rot! by Stu Campbell
The Rodale Book of Composting by Grace Gershuny and Deborah L. Martin

Inground and Raised Bed Gardening

Online Resources
One Yard Revolution | Youtube Channel Entertaining and useful raised bed gardening tips and how to’s
Cornell University | How To Make A Raised Bed Garden | Cover Crop Guide for NY (and Northeastern) Vegetable Growers
University of California | Tarp Solarization
Oregon State University | Harvesting Rainwater For Use in the Garden
Pennsylvania State University | Building and Operating a Home Garden Irrigation System
The Old Farmers Almanac | Watering Guide
Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Winter Cover Crops | Garden planning tools Guide to making compost Weed management basics | Basic information on soil health Guide to Controlled Environment Growing
High Mowing | Resources Page Controlling Japanese beetles Fall soil amendments Tomato blossom end drop
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education | Cover Crops for Sustainable Crop Rotations
Books
The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman
The Market Gardener by Jean Martin Fortier
Four Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long by Elliot Coleman
Square Foot Gardening: A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work Reissue Edition by Mel Bartholomew
Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza
You Can Farm: The Farmer’s Guide to Start & Succeed in a Farming Enterprise by Joel Salatin

Container Gardening

Online Resources
Garden Know How | How Much and How Often to Water Outdoor Plants
Seed Savers Exchange | Organic Container Gardening Guide
High Mowing | Growing Organic Microgreens
Mother Earth News | Guide to Organic Container Gardening
Books
The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible
by Edward C. Smith

Hydroponics and Aquaponics

Online Resources
USDA | Full resource page on Aquaponics
Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Introduction to hydroponics Guide to hydroponic seed starting | Guide to pests and diseases in greenhouses/hydroponics operations
Books
DIY Hydroponic Gardens: How to Design and Build an Inexpensive System for Growing Plants in Water by Tyler Baras
Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together by Sylvia Bernstein
Equipment Providers
Freight Farms | The creator of the “Leafy Green Machine” or LGM for short. The LGM is a mobile growing unit that can be deployed almost anywhere, and is found on corporate and college campuses across the country. To run the LGM you will need a staff member, which you will need to provide, or that Freight Farms will provide for a fee.
Farmhand | A full service online soilless growing store.
LA Urban Farms | Develops and markets a patented vertical aeroponic system of stacking pots that take up a 2.5’ by 2.5’ footprint.
AMHydro | Based on the West Coat, AMHydro, offers “Classroom and Home” hydroponic equipment bundles. The set ups are turnkey, and the company offers assistance in setting up and maintaining the system.
Tower Garden | Offers a vertical Tower aeroponic system that can be easily assembled, and grows 20 vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers in less than three square feet.
Foody Vertical Garden | Offers a similar modular Tower set up that occupies two square feet and can grow up 40 plants.
CityBlooms | A maker of modular hydroponic farms suitable for outdoor spaces to indoor warehouses and anywhere in between, with technology letting growers be connected to farm conditions at all times.

Service Providers

Cultivate the City | A non-profit that maintains raised bed gardens throughout Washington D.C., working with schools to grow food and educate on their properties.
Farmscape | A company that installs and maintains gardens and farms at a wide variety of venues all over the country, including on corporate campuses. To date, Farmscape is the largest company of its kind providing this service, and has established 700 projects nationwide.

Freight Farms | The creator of the “Leafy Green Machine” or LGM for short. The LGM is a mobile growing unit that can be deployed almost anywhere, and is found on corporate and college campuses across the country. To run the LGM you will need a staff member, which you will need to provide, or that Freight Farms will provide for a fee.