Friday Free For All: Free Gardening Resources

free gardening resourcesI love free stuff and I’m sure that you do too. Today’s post is going to be dedicated to free gardening resources so that you can reference them when you have gardening questions or are looking for gardening ideas.

Virginia Cooperative Extension 2012 Pest Management Guide – this is a fabulous resource for treating all types of problems in the garden or around your home. I can’t recommend this enough.

Essence of Permaculture – this is an introduction to Permaculture and is available as a free e-book. This same website offers some other freebies as well.

Abundaculture – this is a Christian-based perspective on prepping and homesteading. It covers all facets of homesteading and has been used to help missionaries across the world.

Gardening Journal – while this is labeled as a 2012 journal, I see nothing that limits it to 2012. If you’re a planner like me, you’ll love this. And it’s based on organic principles.

Gardening Without Irrigation – written by Steve Solomon, the same gentleman that gives us the Soil Health Library. Check out this link further to find other free e-books.

The Hive and the Honeybee – this is an online collection of old beekeeping books. They currently have 48 books available. What a great resource!

Free Books on Agriculture – from Appropedia, this site has many free downloads about sustainable agriculture. I’ll be downloading quite a few items from this site!

Vegetable Garden Planner – from Mother Earth News, this veggie garden planner has all sorts of bells and whistles. It’s only free for 30 days so choose your timing carefully.

Plant Hardiness Zones – looking for your zone? Plug in your zip code and see what zone you live in. You can also click on your state to see how your state fares with winter temperatures.

24 Ways to Kill a Tree – for those tree lovers out there, consider printing a color version of this flyer and putting it on your office door or on the outside wall of your cubicle. We did that at my work and we’ve probably educated more people by doing this than any other method.

OK, so that should keep you busy until lunch today…what will you read after lunch and this weekend? 🙂 Do you have any other free gardening resources that you would like to share with other Mid-Atlantic Gardening readers? If so, leave a comment below or e-mail me. If you enjoy being part of the Mid-Atlantic Gardening community, join our e-mail list (upper right hand corner of this page), become a fan on Facebook and follow me at Twitter. Happy gardening!





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