Resources

Local Organizations You Should Know

Barrington Green Drinks

Chicago Wilderness

FamilyFarmed.org

House of Peace Shelter

Lake County Environmental Resources

Liberty Prairie Foundation

Mindful Waste


Local Farms

Middlebury Farms

All Grass Farms

Milk & Honey Farmstead


Vegetable Gardening

Starting a Vegetable Garden:
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/veggies/basics.html

U of I Extension – Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide:
http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/vegguide/default.cfm


Soil

List of Soil Testing Labs:
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/soiltest/

Soil Quality Institute:
http://soils.usda.gov/sqi/
Excellent source of soil information including Soil Biology or the Soil Food Web


Compost

Midwest Organics Recycling:
http://www.compostmatters.com

How to Make Compost:
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/compost/common.html

A Beginner’s Guide To Home Composting:
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/compost/common.html


Seed Companies

Johnny’s Selected Seeds:
http://www.johnnyseeds.com
Great horticultural information provided in catalog

Seed Savers Exchange:
http://www.seedsavers.org
A non-profit, member supported organization that saves and shares the heirloom seeds

Territorial Seeds:
http://www.territorialseed.com

Tomato Growers Supply Company: 
http://www.tomatogrowers.com


Seed Starting

http://illinoislocalfood.blogspot.com/2009/03/diy-starting-seeds-from-scratch.html

http://www.gardeners.com/APS-24/APS_Cat,32-574,default,cp.html

How Long Will Seeds Stay Viable?:
http://www.seasonalwisdom.com/2013/01/how-long-will-vegetable-seeds-stay-viable/


Planting

http://www.heirloomseeds.com/vegatable.pdf

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/tog/

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