UMass Amherst Center for Food, Agriculture and the Environment
Do you have a question on a home garden topic? Check out the links below for fact sheets, services, and additional resources for home gardeners.
- E-mail specific home garden and landscape questions to email@example.com.
- Sign up for our Home Garden & Landscape e-mail list.
- Follow UMass Garden Clips on Twitter.
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture. Includes Valley Bounty, CISA’s weekly Daily Hampshire Gazette column which highlights a locally grown item each week, and Upcoming Events for the community and farmers.
Grow Food Northampton!
Dedicated to promoting food security by advancing sustainable agriculture in the Northampton, Massachusetts area.
Northeast Organic Farming Association. The Massachusetts chapter welcomes everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it’s grown.
Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association
Provides volunteer services to the general public, including an e-mail hotline to answer your gardening questions; soil testing, and presentations to civic and gardening groups. In June, MG Lois Zissell demonstrated how to plant an upside-down tomato at the Northampton Community Garden. You can read about it here.
A volunteer organization in Northampton, Massachusetts working to plant fruit trees and gardens in public and private spaces in town, and to inspire similar work in the Pioneer Valley and beyond.
Happy Valley Locavore
Original recipes and ideas for eating local food in Western Massachusetts.
Valley Food Swap
A community for sharing homegrown and homemade food in the Pioneer Valley.
The Locavore Way
Amy Cotler is a local culinary professional and farm to table advocate, who speaks, teaches, writes and consults about the pleasures of local farm-fresh food.
Organic Gardening Magazine
Still interesting and informative, after all these years.
The National Gardening Association
Lots of different areas for information, inexpensive to join, membership has good benefits, one being free on-line courses.
P. Allen Smith
Information on a wide variety of plants, recipes and projects. He also has a television show Saturday mornings.
National Home Gardening Club
Yearly dues are inexpensive. They have a seed swap. If you become a member you can fill out a form to become a test gardener. The best part is you keep whatever you test.
Please send us suggestions about good sites you visit related to gardening, the seasons, recipes, etc.