Gardening Resources

Great wide-ranging resource
Detailed planting schedule
How to tell when it's time to harvest
Austin Organic Gardeners 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
A local non-profit with a variety of successful, local, food-centric programs
Fabulous list of local nurseries, gardening books, and online gardening resources
A thorough explanation of transgenic/genetically modified crops and their implications on our agricultural systems, environment, and society


local mentions:

This garden guide is written specifically about gardening in Austin and is extremely useful. It includes monthly checklists, recommended plant varieties, and a wealth of knowledge about growing ornamental and edible plants in our climate. You can purchase it at many local nurseries in town. 

This free guide suggests native and adapted perennials, shrubs, succulents, and trees that do well in our climate without excessive use of water or care. It's available at many local nurseries in town. 

If you haven't already, pick up a free copy of Edible Austin at one of many local businesses in town or at one of SFC's farmer's markets. The publication comes out every season, filled with interesting articles and good recipes. 

other good books:





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