Community Garden Resources

CGC-Related Student Publications

New England, National & International Organizations

Sample Garden Programs



Curricular Activities/Program Resources




  • Bellamy, A. (2014). Small-space vegetable gardens : Growing great edibles in containers, raised beds, and small plots.Portland, Oregon: Timber Press.
  • Coblyn, S. (2001). French Fries and the Food System: A year-round curriculum connecting youth with farming and food. Lincoln, MA: The Food Project.
  • David Driskell, D. (2002). Creating better cities with children and youth: A manual for participation. London: Earthscan.
  • Deelstra, T. and Girardet, H. (1999) Urban Agriculture and Sustainable Cities. In Growing Cities, Growing Food. Pp. 43-65.
  • Gale, G. (2001). Growing Together: A guide for building inspired, diverse and productive youth communities. Lincoln, MA: The Food Project
  • Klindienst, P. (2006). The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic Americans. Boston: Beacon Press.
  • Cassidy, P. and Winwood, M. (2011). The Illustrated practical guide to gardening for seniors: how to maintain a beautiful outside space with ease and safety in later years. London: Lorenz Books.

A Handful of Popular Gardening Resources



  • Fell, D. (2011). Vertical gardening: grow up, not out, for more vegetables and flowers in much less space. Emmaus, PA: Rodale.
  • Massingham, R. (2011). Vertical vegetables and fruit: creative gardening techniques for growing up in small spaces. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing
  • Coleman, E. (1995). The New Organic Grower: A Master’s Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Co.
  • Krupp, R. (2001). The Woodchuck’s Guide to Gardening. Milton, VT: Villanti and Sons, Printers, Inc.
  • Homeyer, H. (2007). The New Hampshire Gardener’s Companion: An Insider’s Guide to Gardening in the Granite State. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press.
  • Bubel, M. and Bubel, N. (1991). Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits and Vegetables. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing.

A Few Local Gardening Happenings

  • Walpole Community Garden “Sharing Fresh Local Food With Friends”
    4th annual public gathering, Saturday, March 24th, 10:00 am Walpole Town Library on Main Street. Join plot holders as they tell their stories, and answer garden questions. There will be a seed give away, a description of the No-Till method, and a narrated slide presentation. Fritze Till, Walpole Community Garden coordinator
  • The Sustainability Project: Monadnock Community Gardening & Seed Saving Initiative
    Monthly garden visits to various gardens in the area, April – September. To get in the loop send an email to
  • UNH Cooperative Extension
    Visit UNH Cooperative Extensions events calendar to see what’s coming up.

Our Garden Site Partners

  • Harper Acres Apartments’ Garden of Eatin’
  • Keene Recreation Center CATCH Gardens
  • Woodward Home
  • Keene Senior Center
  • Keene Family YMCA and Monadnock Family Services’ InSHAPE Program
  • Keene Housing Authority’s Building Bridges Clubhouse Youth Program