References on Community Gardening
A Handbook of Community Gardening
By Boston Urban Gardeners
Reprint in 1983 by Macmillan Pub Co; ISBN 0-684-1784-35
The Able Gardener: Overcoming Barriers of Age & Physical Limitations
Kathleen Yeomans, R.N.
Storey Communications, Inc. ISBN: 0-88266-790-4
Enabling Garden: Creating Barrier-Free Gardens
Gene Rothert, HTR Taylor Publishing Company, ISBN 0-87833-847-0
Garden for Life: Horticulture for People with Special Needs
by Lynn Dennis
University Extension Press, Extension Division , University of Saskatchewan
Sources for Seeds:
Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education
Wild Ones Natural Landscapers
PO Box 1274, Appleton, WI 54912-1274
A grant for child-centered projects (including school gardens). The fund gives small monetary grants to schools, nature centers,
or other educational organizations for the purchase of native plants and seed.
Deadline: Nov. 15.
National Tree Trust
1120 G Street NW, Suite 770, Washington DC 20005
Provides grants of one-year old, regionally appropriate tree seedlings for planting on public lands (including community gardens).
The trees must be maintained by community volunteers; available to all 50 states.
Seeds of Change
PO Box 15700, Santa Fe, NM, 87506
Donates organic seeds to non-profit groups. Two donation boxes are available for the cost of shipping: 100 packets, $15. 500 packets, $50.
Each box contains 80 percent vegetable and 20 percent flower and herb seeds.
Sources for Organic Matter
Check the "Yellow Pages" for:
Eggs (source of chicken manure)
Fertilizers (source of bulk or bagged soil amendments, manure, etc.)
Gardeners - (source of grass clippings & leaves be sure to find out what, if anything, has been sprayed on grass)
Horse Boarding & Training
Landscape Equipment & Supplies
Lawn & Grounds Maintenance
Technical and Educational Assistance:
Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
4341 E Broadway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85040
Kristen Wagner, (602) 470-8086 x 311
National Gardening Association
1100 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
The Neighborhood Gardens Association
A Philadelphia Land Trust
100 N. 20th Street, Suite 309
Philadelphia, PA 19103
NGA helps gardeners preserve their gardens by offering help with various real estate/land ownership options, and range from NGA actually acquiring the land itself to NGA assisting gardeners with the real estate research, negotiations, and legal work necessary to acquire the gardens themselves.
Arizona Youth Gardening
A forum for discussing issues related to school and youth gardening programs in Arizona. We hope the discussion will be useful and interesting to teachers, parents, and administrators, as well as agencies and organizations that support youth gardening programs. We invite you to participate in this dialog. Feel free to request assistance, provide assistance, announce events, and solicit applications for positions.
This forum was established to connect gardeners interested in developing or enhancing community gardening programs around the country.
Community Gardens in Maricopa County
(NOTE: These are the addresses of the contact person for the garden.)
Garden of Pride
Mr. Ken Carver, Director
604 S. Bellview St., Apt. B
Mesa, Az. 85202
Garden Location: 544 S. Bellevue, Mesa
Directions to Garden: Drive east on Broadway Road past Mesa Drive. Look for large water tower between Mesa Drive and Horne.
Drive south on Bellview Street. Look for sign to garden on west side
Garden Location: 9000 E Chaparral, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Directions to Garden:
Take Chaparral East to Dobson
Turn Left (North) on Dobson
At the next stop sign (Jackrabbit) take a left
Look for the Red Barn
Community Gardening Programs in Other Cities