Garden Resources

All gardeners from novice newbies to professional planters can dig into the information below! 


Southern Exposure Seed Exchange Blog

Helpful info from a seed company that produces heirloom and regionally appropriate seeds.

Urban Organic Gardener

They have a whole section dedicated to apartment gardening and DIY container gardening, yay!

Modern Farmer

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 Richmond VA Cooperative Extension Office Page

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.

Virginia Master Naturalists

Helpful information on incorporating native plants that provide ecosystem services into your growing space.

Richmond Grows Gardens Program

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. 


Book Recommendations

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