Grow Your Own Food

Resources You Can Use to Start Your Own Food Garden


Created in part for Solidarity Gardens CU

For information about the Solidarity Gardens CU initiative, how to volunteer, or how to request supplies, go to solidarity-gardens-cu.org,  send an email to info@solidarity-gardens-cu.org, or call 847-306-9442.


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PHYSICAL COLLECTION

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VIDEOS ON KANOPY

How to Grow Anything (6 videos, 199 minutes)

  1. Plan the Garden of Your Dreams
  2. Get the Right Plant for the Right Place
  3. Prepare Healthy Soil and Plant for Spring
  4. Design for Light, Water, and Microclimate
  5. Refresh Your Summer Garden
  6. Add New Color in Fall and Prep for Winter

The Science of Gardening (24 videos, 722 minutes)

  1. Garden Science: Weeding Out the Myths
  2. Site Analysis: Choosing the Right Spot
  3. Soil Analysis: What Makes Soil Great?
  4. Living Soils: Bacteria and Fungi
  5. Plant Selection: Native versus Non-Natives
  6. Plant Selection: Function and Form
  7. Plant Selection: Finding Quality Specimens
  8. Soil Preparation and Protection
  9. The Truth about Mulch
  10. Planting for Survival
  11. Aftercare for New Plants
  12. Plant Nutrition: Evidence-Based Fertilizing
  13. The Art and Science of Pruning
  14. Creating Safe Food Gardens
  15. Water-Wise Landscaping
  16. Diagnosing Diseases and Disasters
  17. Gardening CSI: Case Studies
  18. Integrated Pest Management
  19. Understanding Pesticides
  20. What to Do about Weeds
  21. What to Do about Insects
  22. What to Do about Herbivores
  23. Tackling Garden Myths and Misinformation
  24. Applied Garden Science: Success Stories