Local Organizations You Should Know

Barrington Green Drinks

Chicago Wilderness

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:

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:

Heirloom Seeds:

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