Practical Farming and Gardening Resources

Below is a growing list of resources for starting and maintaining a farm and/or a garden. While some of these resources are specific to Northern farming and gardening, we’ve included some more general farming and gardening resources as well.

Have any additional resources to contribute to this list? Let us know!

Northern Gardening and Farming Resources

This resource was developed by the Northern Farm Training Institute, and provides recommendations for improving food security in Northern and isolated communities. It provides information on planning when to start seeds, temperature minimums, and other germination information.

Indigenous-Led Gardening and Farming Resources

Tea Creek Farm regularly shares their teachings, knowledge, and experience related to farming through informational videos. From creating garden beds, to starting seeds, to weed suppression techniques, Tea Creek Farm’s goal is to make this content accessible to Indigenous people in the Northwest of BC and beyond to aid Indigenous food sovereignty and work toward resilient communities built on healthy local food supply.

Learn more about Tea Creek Farm and other Indigenous- led farms here.

General Gardening and Farming Resources

Memorial University’s Botanical Garden staff compiled this extensive list of resources that address gardening challenges specific to Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as some general information for gardeners near and far. From resources on gardening for specific plant groups, to gardening with the seasons, to gardening for wildlife, this list provides some great starting points for new gardeners, and offers opportunities for experienced gardeners to further their knowledge.

For those who are brand new to gardening, this book by Mel Bartholomew gives some quick and easy tips for building garden beds and spacing plants.

The full title of this book by John Leavons, “How to Grow More Vegetables (and fruit, nuts, berries, grains and other crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible On Less Land Than You Can Imagine,” gives a good indication of what you will find inside. It is intended for more experienced gardeners who are looking for ways to feed themselves while also planning for food security.

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