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Garden Planting

Garden Planting

Soil, Seeds, Crop Spacing, Planting, Organic Ag, Fertilizer, Transplanting, and Companion Planting

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Garden Planning

Garden Planning

Soil Testing, Seed Orders, Plans, and Planning Dates

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Food Preservation

Food Preservation

Adding Value, Canning, Dehydrating, Fermenting Food, Freezing, Post-Harvest Practices, Preservation and Storage

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Heart Healthy Cooking

Heart Healthy Cooking

A collection of healthy garden-based recipies found across the web

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Garden Maintenance

Garden Maintenance

Compost, Cover Crops, Disease, Irrigation, Mulching, Pests, Pollinators, Tools and Repair, Trellising, and Weeds

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Season Extension

Season Extension

Cold Crops, Handouts, High Tunnels, and Low Tunnels

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Crop Profiles

Crop Profiles

Growing, Planting, and Management of 19 different plants 

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Online Databases

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project Resource Library

You can search the directory below for downloadable digital resources, helpful websites, and online farming videos.

https://nesfp.org/farmer-training/library

AgEcon SEARCH – Research in Agriculture and Applied Economics

Access to free agriculture journals and papers from thousands of topics and sources.

https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/search?ln=en&p=tomatos&f=&sf=&so=d&rg=10

US Departement of Agriculture publications

304,305 full-text journal articles on agricultural topics. Search specific plants, diseases, production techniques, and more.

https://pubag.nal.usda.gov/

USDA Plants database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/java/

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Resource Library

Collection of resources available to look through and learn from.

https://agris.fao.org/agris-search/searchIndex.do?query=tomato&selectedLanguage=0&countryResource=0&selectedResourceType=Both

Directories

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center

The Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) specializes in identifying resources for food systems and practices that support the United States Department of Agriculture’s effort to ensure a sustainable future for agriculture and farmers worldwide.

https://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic

Farmer Resource Network

This online directory contains more than 750 organizations all over the United States that work directly with farmers on a variety of issues.

https://farmerresourcenetwork.force.com/FRN/s/

Local Harvest

This directory lists over 40,000 family farms and farmers’ markets, along with restaurants and grocery stores that feature local food. Users can create listings for their own small agricultural businesses and farms.

https://www.localharvest.org/

Organic Farming Research Foundation

Sign up for online training programs, farming guidebooks, webinars, reports, and instructional videos.

https://ofrf.org/programs/education/

USDA’s Local Food Directories are the gateway to locate local food retail and wholesale market outlets.

The directories are a free service to help you find local food businesses. You can search for markets and operations according to zip code, product availability, payment method and even whether the market participates in Federal nutrition programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/local-regional/food-directories-listings

Growing Manuals

Appalachian Sustainable Development’s introduction to organic farming.

Chapter 1: Understanding Soil & Garden Preparation
Chapter 2: Organic Techniques for a Healthy Garden
Chapter 3: Insects and Pests
Chapter 4: Plant Profiles
Chapter 5: Seeking Seed, Storing and Resources

ASD’s Growers Manual

University of Kentucky’s guide to Home Vegetable Gardening

Chapter 1: Plans and Preparations
Chapter 2: Planting
Chapter 3: Growing More with Less Space
Chapter 4: One Garden Plot: Three Garden Seasons
Chapter 5: Caring for Your Vegetables during the Growing Season
Chapter 6: Diseases, Insects and Weeds
Chapter 7: What You Should Know about Asparagus through Watermelons
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Pest, Disease & Weed Management tips from Build it Up East Tennessee.

Lexy Close’s Growing Tips

Grow Appalachia Technical Gardening Manual

PLANTING CONSIDERATIONS – 3
MULCHING – 9
WATERING – 12
WEEDING – 15
FERTILIZING – 18
PEST DISEASE AND CONTROL – 20
SMALL LIVESTOCK – 24
DRIP IRRIGATION – 29
FLORIDA WEAVE – 32
PROTECTED AGRICULTURE – 34
SOIL HEALTH – 36

Technical Gardening Manuall 2-25

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