Outdoor and Environmental EducationOutreach Creating an Edible Garden → Resources


There are many free and low cost resources to help beginner gardeners get started growing vegetables and other plants in containers. The following list represents a sampling of what is available.

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McGee and Stuckey.The Bountiful Container. Workman Publishing, NY: 2002.

Bucklin-Sporer and Pringle. How to Grow a School Garden. Timber Press, Portland, OR: 2010.

Scott Appell (ed). The Potted Garden. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY:  2001.

Kenin, Justine. We Grew It, Let's Eat It. Tenley Circle Press, 2010.

Krezel, Cindy. Kids' Container Gardening. Ball Publishing, 2005.

Lovejoy, Sharon. Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots: Activities to do in the Garden. Workman Publishing, 1999.

Hannemann, Hulse, Johnson, Kurland et al. Gardening with Children. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY: 2007.

Greening School Grounds: Creating Habitats for Learning, Grant T. and Littlejohn} G. (New Society Publishers} Green Teacher Magazine} 2001).

Danks, Sharon Gamson. Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation. New Village Press. 2010.

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