Local Organizations You Should Know

Barrington Green Drinks

Chicago Wilderness

Lake County Environmental Resources

Common Threads

Vegetable Gardening

Starting a Vegetable Garden:

U of I Extension – Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide:


List of Soil Testing Labs:

Soil Quality Institute:
Excellent source of soil information including Soil Biology or the Soil Food Web


Midwest Organics Recycling:

How to Make Compost:

A Beginner’s Guide To Home Composting:

Seed Companies

Johnny’s Selected Seeds:
Great horticultural information provided in catalog

Seed Savers Exchange:
A non-profit, member supported organization that saves and shares the heirloom seeds

Territorial Seeds:

Tomato Growers Supply Company:

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How Long Will Seeds Stay Viable?:


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