Community Gardening

Woman watering plants at a community garden (Copyright IStock).
Community gardens are a major part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative. Dig into these resources to learn about healthy, local food.

United States Department of Agriculture.

A USDA initiative to promote sustainable local and regional food systems that will support small and mid-sized farms and ranches, strengthen rural communities, promote healthy eating, and protect our natural resources.

USDA. NRCS. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center.

Discusses garden shape, size, preparation, and row orientation, and includes a chart listing vegetables, estimated pounds needed per person, row length to plant per person, yield per foot of row, and preservation data.

USDA. National Agricultural Library.

Searches for articles in the NAL Article Citation database (AGRICOLA) on community gardening.

University of California. Cooperative Extension Service. Los Angeles County.

Guide to help neighborhood groups and organizations along the path to starting and sustaining a community garden.