Starting a garden and growing your own vegetables can be rewarding and there are now many neighborhood garden sites. Slow Food encourages you to start a garden and we have provided you a guide to assist you in the process.
School Garden Guide
From design, implementation and curriculum to fundraising, volunteers and school policy, this comprehensive “how-to” guide provided by Slow Food USA offers a clear roadmap for developing a successful school garden program in any community.
School Garden Guide
Community gardens in your Philly neighborhood
Resources to help you learn more about gardening
The Horticultural Society offers classes so check out their calendar.
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
Garden Forever This site was sent to us from a local school teacher. A great portal with lots of great articles, tips, and books on gardening. www.gardenforever.com
The Greenhouse Gardening Guide http://www.proflowers.com/blog/greenhouse-gardening-guide
The Beginner’s Guide to Gardening and Landscaping http://www.sodgod.com/gardening-basics/
Turning your garden into an organic garden
Radio Program & Website
You Bet Your Garden Mike McGrath has a great radio program on WHYY every Saturday morning and you can also view his webpage for answers to questions and resource information.
Great seed catalogs, some with organic seeds
Growjoy organic seedlings, plants, shrubs, wholesale available www.growjoy.com
The Garlic Store www.thegarlicstore.com
Peace Valley Farm Supply organic seeds and supplies www.groworganic.com
Dixondale Farms family owned, conventional farmed onion and shallot sets www.dixondalefarms.com
Wood Prairie Family Farm seed potatoes, cover crop seeds, and organic vegetable seeds www.woodprairie.com
Seeds of Change www.seedsofchange.com
The Cooks Garden www.cooksgarden.com
The Seed Savers Exchange (Rare & Heirloom Seed Exchange) www.seedsavers.org
Organic Garden Supplies
Gardens Alive www.gardensalive.com
Fungi Perfecti www.fungi.com
Beekeeping Supplies & Resource Websites
Philadelphia Beekeepers Association phillybeekeepers.org
Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association www.pastatebeekeepers.org
NJ Beekeepers Associaiton www.njbeekeepers.org
Beekeeping Supply Catalog / Dadant & sons, Inc www.dadant.com
COOP is a cooperative of chicken owners living in the greater Philadelphia region. We purchase feed together, we share chicken stories together. We need more Philadelphia chickens! Wanna join? www.chickenowners.com