All gardeners from novice newbies to professional planters can dig into the information below!
Helpful info from a seed company that produces heirloom and regionally appropriate seeds.
They have a whole section dedicated to apartment gardening and DIY container gardening, yay!
Sure, there are some things that are not totally applicable (like goat breeding best practices), but they have a lot of tips that can be useful on a smaller scale, like a garden. Plus, we won't tell you how to live your best life. You want to breed goats? Go for it!
The extension offers a lot of great trainings and helpful information, like pest control tips and food safety practices. The programming page could be a useful tool for gardeners and communities alike in Richmond.
Master Gardener Program (A Program of Richmond's Cooperative Extension)
The program publishes a lot of helpful resources. Plus the website provides info on becoming a master gardener, if folks are interested.
Helpful information on incorporating native plants that provide ecosystem services into your growing space.
This City initiative provides enterprising residents (like you!) the opportunity to re-purpose vacant, unused city lots as functioning gardens for both food and fun.
Want to dig even deeper into gardening? These books will provide all the dirt on how to get started gardening or improve the plot you already call your own.
The Foodscape Revolution, by Brie Arthur
Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces, by Gayla Trail
Edible Landscaping, by Rosalind Creasy
The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work, by Ben Hartman
Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People and a Better World, by Joel Salatin