poppy flowerIf you are taking, teaching or know of an organic gardening or food-related workshop or course, let us know! 


NOFA-NY’s new publication: Breeding Organic Vegetables: A Step by Step Guide for Growers. A link to the view a PDF file can be found here.

Baystate Organic Certifiers Materials Certification Program – April 2014 List of Local/Northeast Area Fertilizers, Compost, and Potting Soils Approved for use on Certified Organic Farms (pdf)

This great Soil Quality and Site Assessment Card is created specifically for Connecticut Community Gardeners and organizations’ web sites.

“Managing Alternative Pollinators: A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers and Conservationists” – a SARE publication for either purchase or download. Details>

New ATTRA publicationStart a Farm in the City – lots of resources, particularly for contaminated soils

The Holistic Agriculture Library – a great library of online books

Preparing Your Garden for Spring – Bettylou Sandy

Community Garden Resource article – Bettylou Sandy

Edible School Gardens – Bettylou Sandy ~Revised for 2012!

NOFA Organic Land Care Homeowner article – Compost Tea & Lawns

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Stations – provides soil tests, identification and advice on insects, diseases and other topics and will always provide organic suggestions if asked. Entomologist Kim Stoner is especially interested in organic control strategies.

CT Environmental Headlines – CT Environmental Headlines has all of today’s environmental news headlines in the state, including agriculture and land use issues, and offers free email updates.

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners – from Cornell University

The New England Wildflower Society offers classes throughout the year.

Gardening with the Helpful Gardener

Organic Seed & Seedling Sources on the Baystate Organic Certifiers site

Acres, USA – an eco-ag bookstore

Seed Saving Information

A Garden Fitness site

Garden Rant – one of many gardening blogs, but a favorite here at the CT NOFA office

GardenWeb – Q&A, forums, plant directories and more

Permaculture Forums

Book Suggestions:

The Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosch, Workman Publishing

Gardening Week By Week by Xenia Field, Crescent Books

52 Weekend Projects by Nancy Bubel, Rodale Press

Start With the Soil by Grace Gershuny, Rodale Press

Worms Eat My Garbage by Mary Appelhof, Flower Press

How to Select, Use and Maintain Garden Equipment, Ortho Books

Garden Tools by Val Bradley and John Negus, Laurel Glen Publishing

The Tool Book, by William Bryant Logan, Workman Publishing