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View Resource Small-Scale Fruit Production: A Comprehensive Guide

Created and maintained by Penn State University Agricultural Services, this guide is a resource for "people who wish to produce fruit on a small scale (on one acre or less) and who are not legally licensed to use pesticides." The guide discusses topics such as getting started, pruning and training fruit trees, pests and pesticides, and controlling wildlife damage. It also includes individual...

https://extension.psu.edu/trees-lawns-and-landscaping/home-g...
View Resource The Victory Garden

Over the past 28 years, "The Victory Garden" (broadcast on PBS) has become one of the most enduring and respected "how-to" show on television. The show's current host is Michael Weishan, a nationally known garden designer who leads viewers through some of America's finest gardens, along with offering a number of segments devoted to small and large-scale projects for those with a green thumb who...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/victorygarden/
View Resource National Gardening Association

This is the homepage of the National Gardening Association, a nonprofit organization established "to help gardeners, and to help people through gardening." The Web site contains loads of garden-related information, including over 2,000 articles, 30,000 FAQs, seed swap programs, a zone finder, pest control library, and much more. The site does advertise some retail items, but all information in...

https://garden.org/
View Resource Cornell University: Explore Cornell: Home Gardening

A leader in agricultural research, Cornell University offers this artful website on home gardening to provide site visitors with information on a variety of issues regarding community and home horticulture. The three main categories in the site are Flowers, Vegetables, and Lawn Care. The Flower section includes growing guides, and information on designing a flower garden. The Vegetable section...

http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/
View Resource The Garden Helper

This informative online gardening resource was created by longtime gardener and former nursery owner Bill Beaurain. The website presents information addressing such topics as Gardening Basics, Creating New Gardens, Fruits and Vegetables, Annual and Perennial Plants, Shrubs and Trees, Bulbs, and more. Site visitors can also link to brief growing guidelines for a wide variety of plants listed by...

http://www.thegardenhelper.com/
View Resource The Helpful Gardener

The Helpful Gardener is an article-rich website produced by Scott Reil, an experienced and accredited nurseryman residing in New England. The website does justice to its name with an array of articles concerning vegetable, flower, and container gardening. Specific article categories include Lilacs, Bonsai, Rose Gardening, Perennials, Garden Design, and Hydrangeas. The site also offers directories...

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/
View Resource Exploratorium: Science of Gardening

"Like all great endeavors gardening is both a science and an art", and this new feature from the Exploratorium uses video clips, interactives, photos, and articles to make this point in way that will appeal to visitors of all ages. For example, the interactive Garden Variety presents basic facts (vitals), information on seeds, and lore, for vegetables and fruits such as peas and carrots, corn,...

http://www.exploratorium.edu/gardening/index.html
View Resource Idaho Landscapes & Gardens

From tomatoes to pesky (and helpful) insects, the Idaho Landscapes & Gardens website has information for a wide range of interested parties, and not just persons who live in Idaho either. Created and maintained by the University of Idaho's Extension program, the site is divided into areas like "Gardening Basics", "Lawn & Turf", "Herbaceous Ornamentals", and "Wildlife in the Garden". For those with...

http://www.extension.uidaho.edu/homegard.aspx