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I Can Garden

A nicely designed Canadian gardening site with a kid corner section which offers a number of activities and projects for kids in the garden.


An introduction to the many ways children can interact with plants and the outdoors.

Missouri Botanic Garden Kids' Learning Network

Activities for home and school, lesson plans, resources.

4-H Children's Garden at Michigan State University

Magnificent site with views of 56 theme gardens for children. Them gardens include the Crayon Color Garden, Perfume Garden, Pizza Garden, African American garden, dinosaur Garden, Pond & Water Garden and the Cereal Bowl Garden.

National Gardening Association - School Gardening

Provides information about the Grow Lab Indoor Garden - Basic Science Program. Includes an online newsletter with articles on herbs, seed saving, nutrition and more.

The GROW Award (Gardeners Renewing Our World)
The GROW award is sponsored annually by the Vermont-based Gardener's Supply Company in honor of the late Robert Rodale. To apply for the GROW Award for individuals or groups who are "healing the earth through gardening," write to Gardener's Supply, 128 Intervale Road, Burlington, Vermont 05401, ATTN: GROW Award.

Lilypons Sponsors Youth Environmental Awareness

The Lily Ponds for Youth (SM grant program, designed to enhance awareness of the environment in school age youths, provides matching dollars $100 to $1000 for projects costing $200 to $2000) for youth to cultivate an aquatic environment. The aesthetics and ecology of the pond make clear and fun tools for learning about many subjects such as biology, chemistry, ecology and horticulture. To apply, write or fax to Lilypons Water Gardens, PO Box10, Buckeystown,MD 21717-0010; Fax 301-874-2325; on PTA or school stationery, requesting application details for your school.

Captain Planet Foundation

Supports environmental activities for young people and have funded gardening projects at many schools across the country for $200 - $2500.

National Gardening Association

180 Flynn Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 863-5251, ext. 123
School garden grants; Growing Ideas, a monthly journal of garden based learning.

American Chemical Society Community Science Grants

1155 16th Street, NW
Suite 831
Washington, DC 20036
Small grants ($100-$1,000) for family science projects including school gardens.

Horticulture and Crop Science from Ohio State University

One of the best sources for horticultural information on the Web. This Web site includes the Webgarden, a database of over 9,000 horticultural factsheets. Areas covered include: lawns, flowers, fruit, houseplants, perennials, vegetables, trees, shrubs, groundcovers, landscaping, propagation, pests and diseases. Another part of this site is The Plant Dictionary, a plant directory, with searchable database of over 1,400 links to images and descriptions for 285 plants including annuals, bulbs, grasses, groundcovers, perennials, shrubs, trees and vines.

Urban Programs Resource Network Hort Corner

The University of Illinois Extension in urban Illinois provides links to other gardening sites on the Internet.

The Gardening Launch Pad

Provides over 1,500 gardening links in 57 categories from African violets to a weed guide.!

From the U. S. Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center. Lots of basic planting and caring information for spring and summer flowering bulbs.

American Community Gardening Association

100 N. 20th Street - 5th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1459
Supports community gardening through facilitating the formation and expansion of state and regional community gardening networks; developing resources in support of community gardening and encouraging research and conducting educational programs. Has excellent online guide for starting a community garden. Better Homes & Gardens Gardening Guide

Comprehensive site with "How to" garden videos, gardening tips, hardiness and frost maps and a listing of mail order nurseries.

Urban Agriculture Notes

From Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture this site provides a wealth of horticulture information plus examples of other urban ag programs all over the world.

Seeds of Hope...Harvest of Pride

A resource for community vegetable gardening from Cleveland, Ohio's Urban Garden Program, including a monthly gardeners checklist for things to do in the garden.

Acorn Naturalists Field Guide to Science and Environmental Education Resources

17300 East 17th Street, #J-236
Tustin, CA 92680
Phone: (714) 838-4888 Fax: (714) 838-5309
Catalog of children's educational materials, including horticulture, botany, environmental education, and more.

Applewood Seed Company
5380 Vivian Street
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: (303) 431-6283 Fax: (303) 431-7981
Children's gardening products.

Arbour Recycled Products
800 Bank Street
Ottowa, Ontario K1S3V8
Phone: (613) 567-3168 Fax: (317) 567-3568
Vermicomposting (composting with worms) 25-minute video.

Banana Slug String Band
390 Big Creek Road
Davenport, CA 95017
Phone: (408) 429-9806
Cassette tapes and video with sing-along songs about gardening and the environment.

Botanic Garden Seed Company
225 Fifth Avenue #617
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 679-6015
Seeds and line of supplies for children.

The Bug Store

113 W. Argonne
St. Louis, MO 63122
An online catalog selling everything from ladybugs, lacewing to praying mantis.

Burpee Seed Company's Grow America

W. Atlee Burpee Company
300 Park Avenue
Warminster, Pa 18974
Phone: 215-674-4900 or 800-888-1447 Fax: 215-674-8402
Seeds and gardening supplies, seed planting campaign for children, free press kit.

Clyde Robin Seed Company

3670 Enterprise Avenue
Hawyard, CA 94545
Phone: (510) 785-0425
Wildflower seeds.

The Cook's Garden

P. O. Box 535
Londonberry, VT 05148
Phone: 802-824-3400 Fax: 802-824-3027
Seeds, plants and organic gardening supplies. Emphasis on family gardening.

Garbage Bag Gardens
1711 Stockton Hill Road, No. 310
Kingman, AZ 86401
Phone: (602) 757-4762
Plastic garbage bag containers for growing plants in classrooms and outdoor areas. Low cost containers for schools with limited yard space. Posters.

Gardener's Supply Company

128 Intervale Road
Burlington, VT 05401-2850
Phone: 802-863-1700
Child-sized gardening tools.

Gardens for Growing People
P. O. Box 630
Point Reyes, CA 94956
Phone: (415) 663-9433
Garden supply catalog/newsletter.

Granite Seed
1697 West 2100 North
P. O. Box 177
Lehi, UT 84042
Phone (801) 768-4422 or (801) 531-1456
Grass seeds, shrubs, reclamation plants.

Heritage Gifts, Inc.
1203 Spring Street
Latrobe, PA 15650
Phone: (412) 537-0878 or (800) 597-2275
Fax: (412) 539-2298
Garden gifts, including Bark Buddy plush tree with seed kit.

Jackson & Perkins

1 Rose Lane Dept. 7274
Medford, OR 97501
Offers a nice selection of miniature roses for growing indoor plus basic rose and perennial care basics.

Johnny's Selected Seeds

Foss Hill Road
Albion, ME 04910
Phone: 207-437-9294 Fax: 207-437-2165
Vegetable, flower and herb seeds, books and supplies. Educational group discounts.

National Gardening Association

1100 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
Phone: 1-800-538-7476 Fax: 1-802-864-6889
Complete selection of children's gardening curriculums; tools and indoor gardening projects.

Northrup-King Lawn and Garden
7500 Olson Memorial Higway
Golder Valley, MN 55427
Phone: (612) 593-7265
Child-sized garden tools, garden supplies.

Stokes Seeds

Box 548
Buffalo, NY 14240-0548
Phone: 1-716-695-6980
Stokes Seed Company has been around for over 115 years. Stokes has one of the best selections of vegetable seeds available at a good price. This site also includes a plant hardiness zone map and gardening links.

Territorial Seed Company

P. O. Box 157
Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424-0061
Phone: 541-942-9547
Good online selection of vegetable, flower and herb seeds

Van Bourgondien & Sons, Inc.

P. O. Box 1000
Babylon, NY 11702
Great selection of high quality bulbs and perennials.

Virginia Berry Farm
P. O. Box 4
Ruther Glen, VA 22546
Phone: (804) 448-4430
Blueberry poster.

Wee Share International
P. O. Box 1028
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone: (800) 874-2733
Wee Sprouts Salad Kit.

Wisconsin Fast Plants

Department of Plant Pathology
1630 Linden Drive
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 263-5645