Inspiration & Resources

Videos:

If you’re looking for a little inspiration for Edible Landscaping, Gardening, Urban Farming, Urban Homesteading or Permaculture Living, take a gander at these videos.  If they don’t inspire you, they will at least entertain you for a bit.

See How One Couple Squeezes An Entire Farm Onto Their Small Los Angeles Property

Ron Finley: A guerrilla gardener in South Central LA | Video on TED.com

Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx

Homegrown Revolution/Path to Freedom Urban Homestead

Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes

Books:

Emily Tepe is from Minnesota and just published the book the edible landscape.  Her blog is: Artichokes & Zinnias

Fritz Haeg is the artist doing the Edible Estates. His site is: EDIBLE ESTATES

Rosalind Creasy has a great book called Edible Landscaping as well as a website and blog: Edible Landscaping with Rosalind Creasy
Mark Shepard has a book called Restoration Agriculture, he’s from Viola, Wisconsin.  Here’s a short YouTube video: Mark Shepard on Restoration Agriculture

Another fun book is Paradise Lot by Eric Toensmeier (the author of the Edible Forest Gardens books)

Information on permaculture plant guilds this is a nice downloadable pdf Midwest Permaculture Plant Guilds eBooklet

Websites:

The Urban Homestead

Seed Starting:

http://www.panamseed.com/media/culture/PAS/VegetableChart.pdf



Health and Wellness:

NUTRITION DETECTIVES™
“Teaching Kids to Make Healthy Choices”
Nutrition Detectives

ABC for Fitness™ (Activity Bursts in the Classroom)
ABC for Fitness

Activity Bursts Everywhere for Fitness
Physical Activity Engineered to fit YOUR life
Activity Bursts Everywhere for Fitness

UM Extension Gardening/Horticulture Resources

Online:

— Yard and garden information: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/
— Diagnose a problem: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/diagnose/
— Plants A to Z –plant specific growing information: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/plants-a-to-z (replacing printed document collections)
— Master Gardener Program: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/master-gardener/

By Phone:
— Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Yard and Garden Line: 952-443-1426 / MLA Web page: http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/
— Your County’s Garden hotline; Leave a message 24/7 and a Master Gardener will return your call w/in 48 hours: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/master-gardener/contact/county/

Master Gardeners will also be available at Farmers Markets again this year to answer your questions; schedule and locations coming soon.

— For Hennepin County: 612-596-2118 / Hennepin County Master Gardener program: http://hennepinmastergardeners.org/

By eMail:

— Use the eXtension Ask an Expert tool. Submit your question anytime –images too!– and a UM Master Gardener will answer it via email within 48 hours: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/ask/ (scroll down a bit)

Also: http://www.extension.org/horticulture (connect to University Extension resources nationally)

Commercial Production:

— Commercial Horticulture: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/commercial/
— Fruit and Vegetable Production: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/fruit-vegetable/
— VegEdge Integrated Pest Management (IPM) resources: http://www.vegedge.umn.edu/
— High Tunnel Manual: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/fruit-vegetable/mn-high-tunnel-production-manual/

More Agriculture-related sites:

— Honey Bees: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/honey-bees/
— Main Agriculture page: http://www.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/
— Small Farms: http://www.extension.umn.edu/food/small-farms/
— Farm Business: http://www.extension.umn.edu/food/small-farms/farm-business/
— Farm to School: http://www.extension.umn.edu/food/farm-to-school/farmers/
— Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: http://www.extension.umn.edu/rsdp/sustainable-ag-food-systems/

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