Resources

Local Organizations You Should Know

Barrington Green Drinks

Chicago Wilderness

FamilyFarmed.org

Lake County Recycling Guidelines

Lake County – Going Green

Common Threads


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

http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/yard_and_garden_planning/114904

http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/envirohort/426-313/426-313.html

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

http://www.gardenguides.com/how-to/tipstechniques/planning/compost.asp

http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/airwaste/wm/recycle/compost/Home3.htm

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

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

http://extension.missouri.edu/xplor/agguides/hort/g06956.htm


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


Planting

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

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

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