Community Garden Resources
Community Garden Toolkit from the University of Missouri Extension. Includes a guide to organizing the people and tools you will need to create a successful community garden. You can also find useful documents such as a sample land use agreement, gardener application, and examples of garden guidelines.
Soil Testing from Clemson Extension. Information on how to get your soil tested locally.
Home and Garden Information Center Fact Sheets from Clemson Extension. Fact sheets are available on a wide range of topics including individual plants, composting irrigation, pests and diseases, and much more.
Community Garden Leadership - 21 Tips from Boston Natural Areas Network
Creating a Raised Bed Garden by Kevin Lee Jacobs for Garden Design Magazine.
All of the following resources are available through the Richland County Public Library system. Those marked with an asterisk (*) are also available through the Lexington County Public Library system.
Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening by Louise Riotte
Compost by Ken Thompson
Gardening Wizardry for Kids by L. Patricia Kite
The Organic Manual: Organic Gardening for the 21st Century by Howard Garrett
Organic Gardening for Kids by Elizabeth Scholl
Rodale's Vegetable Garden Problem Solver by Fern Marshall Bradley*
Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew*
Starter Vegetable Gardens by Barbara Pleasant*
Your Backyard Herb Garden: A Gardener's Guide to Growing Over 50 Herbs Plus How to Use Them in Cooking, Crafts, Companion Planting and More by Miranda Smith