So, you’ve been coming to the garden and realized you have a green thumb. You never thought you, of all people, would like getting your hands dirty, pulling weeds, planting vegetables, and harvesting delicious bounties of fresh produce… but you do! Or perhaps you’re really intrigued by the Garden of Concord’s CSA program and the CSA model in general? Maybe, just maybe, you want to give a try at planting your own little home garden? Well these are just a few links and resources that might just help you out. And of course, you can always keep coming to the garden to learn more!

Web Resources:

To learn more about local famers and sustainable agriculture in your area see: Local Harvest — Real Food, Real Farmers, Real Communities

And yet another great place to read up on the phenomenon called community garden check out: The American Community Gardening Association

Or check this site out to learn a bit about community gardens specific to North Carolina at: The NC State Cooperative Extension

Book Resources (For all you page-flippers out there):

“The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible” by Edward C. Smith

“How to Grow More Vegetables: And Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Than You Can Imagine” by John Jeavons

“The Sustainable Vegetable Garden: A Backyard Guide to Healthy Soil and Higher Yields” by John Jeavons and Carol Cox

“Lasagna Gardening: A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Wedding, No Kidding!” by Patricia Lanza

“Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners” by Suzanne Ashworth

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