Showing posts from December, 2015

Sustainable Gardening Library Welcomes UCSC Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

Touring UCSC CASFS farm with Trish Hildinger The Sustainable Gardening Library’s newest collaborator is the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) at the University of California, Santa Cruz. More than 1,500 students have completed CASFS’s internationally-renowned immersion apprenticeship program, living and working on the Center’s 30 acre farm, attending 300 hours of classroom instruction, and putting in 700 hours of hands-on training in the greenhouses, gardens, orchards, and fields.  In addition to the organically-certified farm, CASFS oversees the work of an on-campus CSA garden, and supports research, education, and community outreach. Their agroecosystem approach, based on ecological principles, is an ongoing quest to develop agricultural practices that can be maintained into the future without damaging surrounding natural landscapes. Why We're Adding CASFS to The Sustainable Gardening Library Over the years since its founding in 1971, the farm has

Sustainable Gardening Content Wanted

More than 350 Garden Journalists say the most trusted sources of information on gardening sustainably are public gardens and arboreta, colleges and universities, and government agencies. If you work for a public garden, arboretum, horticulture education nonprofit, college, university, or government agency that wants to get the word out about your sustainable gardening and farming projects, demonstration gardens, and educational programs, we want your content. Right now, there is no single resource for science-based, authoritative information on sustainable gardening and farming practices. We aim to change that by hosting your expert knowledge in the web-based Sustainable Gardening Library . Look Who's Already on Board   American University Arboretum California Polytechnic State University Phipps Conservatory and Botanic Gardens U. S. National Arboretum United States Botanic Garden UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Sy