American Community Gardening Association (ACGA)
Basically THE resource for community gardeners. The ACGA is a non-profit organization that promotes, supports, and develops resources for community gardens. The website has an online how-to start-up guide for aspiring community gardeners and a store full of useful publications. They also have staff and volunteers on hand for gardeners around the country. There is a possibility to sign up for an e-newsletter or a listserv.
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rual Areas (ATTRA)
More geared toward sustainable agriculture and larger-scale farming, but still has some relevant information. Extensive list of publications on variety of topics, most of which are available for free online and explain farming/gardening techniques in great detail.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG)
Amazing resource. A plethora of free info on gardening, publications for sale, and games to play online.
Eat the View
This organization strongly promotes planting “high-impact food gardens in high-profile places.” They advocated strongly for the implementation of a White House kitchen garden. Under the videos section there are a number of inspiring videos encouraging viewers to tear up their lawns and plant gardens instead.
This program consists of a one-acre schoolyard garden in an urban middle school in Berkeley, CA that serves as an educational arena for the middle school students there. Students plant, grow, harvest and prepare the food, learning about nutrition and gardening in the process.
The Garden Helper
Extensive source for gardeners. Includes garden guides, basic gardening information, etc. all for the do-it-yourselfer.
Good resource on a variety of topics! Also has an extensive recipe collection.
Combines gardening with education and science, aimed at both kids and adults. There’s a variety of programs for young adults as well as intern and teaching opportunities for university students. Their goal is to create civic engagement from scientific education.
Forums for questions and answers on just about any garden topic you can think of!
Community garden association based in New York City, one of the largest in the country. The organization supports community gardens all over the city, and offers educational pamphlets online (under the Resources tab).
Idaho Master Gardeners, Master Gardener Handbook
The entire Master Gardener handbook is free and open to the public online. It covers a wide variety of gardening topics, and is divided into individual chapters.
Kansas State Research and Extension
A concise database of online resources for lawn and garden care.
Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI)
Promotion of local food, sustainable food systems, and increased self-reliance. The goal of the website is to connect people from all over the world with these goals in mind. The website includes a gardening forum. The organization Eat the View is a spin-off from KGI.
Maine Organic Famers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)
This organization supports new and continuing organic farmers and gardeners in Maine. Through their programs they offer live-in farm apprenticeships, a program that financially supports new farmers, and low-impact forestry programs. They also have staff committed to scientific agricultural research and have published their findings, many of which are available online under the Publications tab.
Natural Resources Conservation Services, Backyard Conservation
Links to PDF tip sheets on gardening topics, very useful and easy to read.
North Carolina State University
This website has a variety of online resources for community gardeners. The program “Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities through Gardens” offers a PDF booklet outlining the process involved in starting a community garden. They also have a database of community gardening resources.
Square Foot Gardening
Technique used by people all over the world that utilizes a grid system. Requires low inputs and less physical labor, good for all kinds of age levels, etc. Also good psychologically because it’s less daunting.
University of Idaho Extension
Has a variety of categories for lawn and garden care. There’s information for gardeners of most levels, and it has information on landscaping and wildlife gardening.
Urban Farming’s goal is to eliminate hunger through the cultivation of unused land and urban space. They have many programs including the Edible Wall and farming, and they have headquarters all over the USA.
Vancouver Parks & Rec Community Garden Resources
Tons of links pertaining to community gardens. VERY useful resource.
Wasatch Community Gardens
Wasatch Community Gardens serves the Salt Lake County, Utah area. They provide resources for residents to grow their own food in urban settings and their mission is to get healthy, organic food to people of all ages and income levels. Under the garden resources tab are several informational tip sheets on a variety of garden topics.