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Ohio State University Horticulture and Crop Science Extension Fact Sheet



An informative article from Texas A&M University Extension Horticulture Department on growing vegetable gardens in containers.

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A helpful article entitled, “What is Sustainable Organic Gardening?” The topic also covers sustainable soil building.

Numerous links, resources and articles on organic gardening.

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Containers allow you to enjoy plants in areas where a traditional garden is awkward or impossible. Even with limited space in an urban apartment, you can grow fruits, vegetables, flowers and shrubs just about anywhere. This article is billed as the complete how-to of container gardening.

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Chapter 17 of ECHO’s A to Z manual. The chapter includes an overview of above-ground gardening, technical details, and urban agriculture resources. ECHO is a non-profit organization whose vision is to bring glory to God and a blessing to mankind by using science and technology to help the poor. Their goal for the web site is to provide easy access to ECHO documents and other information for those who are working in agricultural development.

This document on the Echo web site is a reprint of a chapter in the book ”Amaranth to Zai Holes.” It presents details and techniques for preparing above ground gardens.

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The GardenWeb Glossary of Botanical Terms contains 4,400 terms relating to botany, gardening, horticulture and landscape architecture, and is regularly updated.

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Harvest Grove Community Center seeks to grow trees which provide food, introduce new varieties of plants to the area, provide information on plants that have been traditionally used to promote good health, bring the community together to perpetuate values and build prevention of HIV infection, and to provide a garden area to members of the community who have little or no property so they can provide food for their families.

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This site has 100 features in container gardening, a collection of 100 articles on various facets of above ground gardens.

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Journey to Forever is a pioneering expedition by a small, mobile non-government organization involved in environment and rural development work, starting from Hong Kong and traveling through 26 countries in Asia and Africa to Cape Town, South Africa. An easy-to-read article, accompanied with a number of resources and links.

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This fact sheet from the OSU Extension Program provides helpful information on raised-bed gardens.

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