Resources

Links

University of Illinois Extension: Local Food Systems and Small Forms (Espanol) 
Find your frost date and other great tips
Quick guide on when to sow and transplant
Vegetable Planting guide
Companion Planting
Info about cover crops
A list of plants that are toxic to dogs
10 Best Garden Crops for Beginners
Gardening with Kids: How It Affects Your Child’s Brain, Body and Soul
How to Get Your Children Excited About Gardening
The Guide to Garden Maintenance & Improvement
By Hook or By Crook: Gardening with Disabilities
How to Start Your Own Urban Garden
Growing Connections: Gardening with Seniors
The Ultimate Guide to Turning Your Home’s Yard into a Community Garden
Gardening with Native Plants
Guide to Clean Plant Care
Attracting Native Pollinators
Rain Barrel & Water Conservation Tips
100+ Ways to Conserve Water

YouTube Channels

MrLundScience: Raising Monarchs Instructional Video series| 
One Yard Revolution: Frugal & Sustainable Organic Gardening
University of Illinois Extension: Local Food Systems & Small Farms
GrowVeg: Instructional Gardening Videos

Garden Planners

Gardener’s Supply Kitchen Garden Planner
Grow Veg Planner

Books

Fearless Food Gardening in Chicagoland – A Month-by-month Growing Guide for Beginners

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