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A compilation of web sites mentioned in ours, and other informative and helpful web sites links.

We are still in the process of updating; if you have a suggestion for a link, please email us, and we will review your request.

Shortcuts: Visionaries: Gardens for Humanity Visionaries | World Visionaries | Types of Gardens: Urban Gardens | School Gardens | Prison Gardens | Sacred Spaces Gardens | Practical Gardening | Art in Gardens | Children and the Earth | Community Gardens; Food Gardens| Seeds | Gardening Tools| Alternative Energy | Other

Visionaries and Their Organizations

Vijali Hamilton — World Wheel: Global Peace through the Arts

Christopher Lane's Noraz Poets Page

Jane Disney — Mount Desert Island Water Quality Coalition

Michael Dowling — Medicine Wheel Productions

Lily Yeh — Barefoot Artists

Vernon Mesayesva — Black Mesa Trust

Joanna Crell — Willowind Therapeutic Riding Center

Dr. Gladys Taylor McGarey Medical Foundation

World Visionaries

Dalai Lama

Thomas Berry

Joanna Macy

Mother Teresa

Thich Nhat Hanh

Types of Gardens

Urban Gardens

Creating Sustainability through Urban Gardens

The Greenhouse Project in the inner-city of Johannesburg turns one urban park into a seedbed to sustainable communities.

Evergreen — A not-for-profit organization that makes cities more livable.

School and Youth Gardens

Boston Schoolyard Initiative: The weaving together of community development, educational innovation, and environmental stewardship is strengthening the fabric of our city’s neighborhoods and empowering its residents.

School Garden Wizard

The Edible Schoolyard, in collaboration with Martin Luther King Junior Middle School, provides urban public school students with a one-acre organic garden and a kitchen classroom.

Eco-schools Eco-Schools is a program for environmental management and certification, and sustainable development education, for schools.

Life Lab Science Program has been working in the field of science and environmental education for over twenty-eight years.

Kids Gardening Organization — Helping Young Minds Grow

Boston Schoolyard Initiative, an Outdoor Classroom Site

Medicine Wheel Productions: Youth Programs; Schools; Artist retreats; High School Outdoor Classrooms, and many more.

Joseph Kiefer in Vermont (interviewed in our video on Gardeners of the Spirit) integrating youth gardens into schools & communities: Cultivating Community Food Security Food Works at Two Rivers Center. They address the root causes of childhood hunger by returning students and their communities back to the land through hands-on food and gardening educational opportunities.

Prison Gardens

A marvelous book: James Jiler's Project: Doing Time in the Garden: Life Lessons Through Prison Horticulture

Sacred Spaces Gardens

TKF Foundation Open Spaces - Sacred Spaces

Practical Gardening

Square Foot Gardening Mel Bartholomew

The Backyard Gardener's Garden Planner

Informative gardening site: Backyard Gardener

Urban Gardening: Why We All Will Be Gardeners

Art in Gardens

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

Noguchi Gardens and Playgrounds

The Hammer Collection: Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden on the UCLA Campus

Children and the Earth

Click to Watch speech that Severn Suzuki (at 12 years of age) gave to the Plenary Session at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio Centro, Brazil; read article here.

Boston Schoolyard Initiative

Project Food, Land & People promotes approaches to learning to help people better understand the interrelationships among agriculture, the environment and people of the world.

Community Gardens; Food Gardens

Local Harvest CSA - US local listings for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Cultivating Community Food Security: Food Works at Two Rivers Center

Action for Nature — Encouraging young people to take personal action to nurture and protect a healthy environment on which all life depends.

Community Food Security Coalition — CFSC is dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times.

How Far Does Your Food Travel? A chart in PDF format

Fair Companies Sustainable News: The Embodied Energy in Your Food

Local Eating for Global Change: The 100 Mile Diet

Arizona's Food and Farming Advocate Gary Nabhan's web site

Sustainable Agriculture — The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture



Seedsavers Exchange non-profit organization that saves and shares the heirloom seeds or our garden heritage, forming a living legacy that can be passed down through generations.

Seeds of Change helps bio-diversity and promote sustainable, organic agriculture by cultivating and disseminating an extensive range of open-pollinated, organically grown, heirloom and traditional vegetable, flower and herb seeds.

Gardening Tools

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply

Alternative Energy

Passive Solar Heating: A passive solar water heater plan


Institute of Eco-Tourism IET — Promoting and Supporting Sustainable Tourism and Environmental Education

Sedona Recycles — Sedona Recycles is dedicated to public education and to demonstrating responsible resource recovery. With full community participation, we will promote and provide opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Plants In Motion Time-lapse photography that shows how plants grow and change.

Informative Web sites

Garden Forever: Gardening for people of all ages, abilities and lifestyles. Links to useful articles, tips and tools.

Links compiled by Sustainable Urban Gardens

National Gardening Association (NGA), founded in 1973, is a nonprofit leader in plant-based education.


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