Start a garden and grow your own food!

Watch the presentation below for an overview of the why’s and how to’s of starting a garden:

Check out all the valuable resources below!

At this time when we must act to reverse the climate crisis, and ensure our health, a garden is one of the most effective solutions.

Download a vegetable planting guide for the year (Sedona & Verde Valley) >>

Resources

(Note: Gardens for Humanity does not receive any financial benefit or commissions from resources cited. They are here to help the reader find information that may prove useful in starting a garden.)

SOIL

Video: The Soil Story

Video: Why Soil Matters

How to Build and Nourish Healthy Garden Soil

COMPOST

Video: The Compost Story

The Easiest Way to Start Composting Now

Video: How to Build a Worm Bin

Worm Composting Basics for Beginners

Can’t compost yourself? Call the Compost Crowd

Video and Course: Why Compost

SEEDS

Verde Valley Seed Library

Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance

Basic Seed Saving by Bill McDorman

Seed to Seed by Suzanne Ashworth

How to Save Seeds

Seed: The Untold Story – Movie

Native Seeds/Search

Water and Dryland gardening

Harvesting Rainwater for Drylands and Beyond – Brad Lancaster

The Myth of Water Scarcity – Article by Richard Sidy

Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land, by Gary Paul Nabhan

Desert Gardening: Fruits and Vegetables, by George Brookbank (At your favorite bookseller.)

Drip Irrigation Guide

REGENERATIVE GARDENING AND FARMING

Video: Five ways to make your garden regenerative

Informative and Interesting Videos: https://kisstheground.com/videos/

The Urban Farm: https://www.urbanfarm.org/

Start a Climate Victory Garden: https://www.greenamerica.org/food

FORAGING AND WILDCRAFTING

For Families and Kids: https://learningherbs.com/

Peter Bigfoot: https://www.reevismountain.org/

John Slattery: http://www.johnjslattery.com/

Feather Jones: https://www.canyonspiritventures.com/

Phyllis Hogan: https://www.wintersun.com/index.php/site/page/view/phyllis

Clare & Max Licher: http://phibeearomatics.com/index.html

LOCAL FOODS

Verde Thumbs Garden Club – tips and sharing from local Verde Valley Gardeners

Slow Food USA: https://slowfoodusa.org/about/

Slow Food Arc of Taste: https://slowfoodusa.org/ark-of-taste/

Gardening with Kids

U of A Cooperative Extension -Home Gardening

A Big “Thank You” to some Organizations that are leading the way:

The Sustainability Alliance
Healthy World Sedona
Pledge for the Planet
Slow Food Prescott
Kiss the Ground
Green America

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