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For Gardeners

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


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.

Organic Seed & Seedling Sources on the Baystate Organic Certifiers site

Seed Saving Information

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)

New ATTRA publication

Start a Farm in the City – lots of resources, particularly for contaminated soils

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

from Cornell University

Acres, USA

an eco-ag bookstore

A Garden Fitness site

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

The Holistic Agriculture Library

a great library of online books

Edible School Gardens

Bettylou Sandy (Revised for 2012)

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.

Garden Rant

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


Q&A, forums, plant directories and more

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