Information for New Gardeners

Extension Master Gardeners

Connect with your local Extension Master Gardeners to get tons of great advice on how to grow food in your area! 

Food Rescue Locator

Sustainable America is a national resource for finding food rescue groups – helpful if can not help you.

National Gardening Association

The National Gardening Association has TONS of useful information on their website including How-to videos, a weed library and more. Check it out!

Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening magazine always has great articles and tips for gardening without using chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Check out their site!

Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens have a long-standing reputation for great gardening advice as well as many tricks and tips. They have a wonderful website and an extensive Pinterest board to help you find what you are looking for!

You Grow Girl

This is a fantastic, extensive blog with tons of great gardening advice for beginners and experienced gardeners. We especially recommend the “Grow” tab at the top of the page. Note! This blog is not just for girls!


Check out our Pinterest page for great gardening tips. We’ve been collecting ideas to help you garden more successfully, whether you are trying it for the first time or planting a little extra to donate.

Territorial Seed Company

This organic seed company has a wealth of wonderful information on their site for gardeners. This includes seasonal growing guides and a garden planner to help get you started.

Gardener’s Supply Company

Gardener’s Supply Company offers products and advice to make gardening easier.


Emergency Food Assistance for Your Family helps millions of backyard gardeners easily find a local food pantry where they can donate their extra garden produce. If you have come to this site because you are in need of food assistance for your family, click here to find a registered food pantry near you.

Find a Pantry

If you are unable to find one in your community, two options are available for you. Both are excellent organizations that offer a number of services that will be of assistance to you. Please click on the icons below to learn more about how they can help you.


Find Food Today

For additional information on helping to feed your family, download this free brochure from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service: How to get food help

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