Community Garden Resources


Publications & Guides

  • Community Garden Connections Education Manual: A year-round manual for guiding the educational growth of garden leaders (214 pages, PDF, Lead Author: Libby Weiland Principal Editors/Contributors: Susan Baron, Maisie Rinne, Allan Pearce, Monica Foley, and Libby McCann) 
  • Cultivating Community: Notes from Come to the Table’s “Cultivating Community: Starting a Congregation-Sponsored Community Garden,” November, 2007. (PDF)

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Our Favorite Garden Books

  • How to Grow More Vegetables and Fruits (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine, by John Jeavons
  • The Sustainable Vegetable Garden:A Backyard Guide to Healthy Soils and Higher Yields, by John Jeavons and Carol Cox
  • Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for the Vegetable Gardener, by Suzanne Ashworth and Kent Whealy
  • The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Insect and Disease Control: A Complete Problem-Solving Guide to Keeping Your Garden and Yard Healthy Without Chemicals, by Barbara W. Ellis and Fern Marshall Bradley
  • The New Organic Grower: A Master’s Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener, by Eliot Coleman and Francis Blake
  • Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long, by Eliot Coleman, Barbara Damrosch, and Kathy Bray
  • All New Square Foot Gardening, by Mel Bartholomew
  • Great Garden Companions: A Companion-Planting System for a Beautiful, Chemical-Free Vegetable Garden by Sally Jean Cunningham
  • Lasagna Gardening: A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding! by Patricia Lanza
  • Simply in Season Cookbook, by Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert
  • Simply in Season Children’s Cookbook, by Mark Beach and Julie Kauffman
  • Stocking Up: The Third Edition of America’s Classic Preserving Guide, by Carol Hupping
  • Community Gardening (Brooklyn Botanic Garden All-Region Guide), by Elizabeth Tehle Peters and Ellen Kirby
  • Food and Faith: Justice, Joy and Daily Bread, ed. Michael Schut
  • The Essential Agrarian Reader, ed. Norman Wirzba
  • Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible by Ellen Davis, forward by Wendell Berry