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 (best enjoyed full screen):

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) >>


(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.)


Video: The Soil Story

Video: Why Soil Matters

How to Build and Nourish Healthy Garden Soil


Video: The Compost Story

The Easiest Way to Start Composting Now

Video: How to Build a Worm Bin

Worm Composting Basics for Beginners

Worm Composting: Everything You Need to Get Started

Can’t compost yourself? Call the Compost Crowd

Video and Course: Why Compost


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


Video: Five ways to make your garden regenerative

Informative and Interesting Videos:

The Urban Farm:

Start a Climate Victory Garden:


For Families and Kids:

Peter Bigfoot:

John Slattery:

Feather Jones:

Phyllis Hogan:

Clare & Max Licher:


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

Slow Food USA:

Slow Food Arc 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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