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URBAN GARDENER

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ASSOCIATIONS

Cities Feeding People
http://www.cityfarmer.org/IDRCbrochure.html
For more information about Cities Feeding People, contact Brenda-Lee Wilson at blwilson@idrc.ca.

Eco-Village, Los Angeles
3551 White House Place
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(213) 738-1254
crsp@igc.apc.org
http://www.laecovillage.org
Among other urban renewal projects, such as housing improvements and landfill removal, Eco-Village works to help neighborhoods grow organic food.

Community Food Security Coalition
P.O. Box 209
Venice, CA 90294
(310) 822-5410
http://www.foodsecurity.org
The Community Food Security Coalition publishes a newsletter on how to start a community garden.

Keep America Beautiful
9 West Broad Street
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 323-8987
http://www.kab.org

Urban Ecology
http://www.urbanecology.org
Founded in 1975, Urban Ecology assists communities in changing their land use and building patterns. Take a look at the excellent quarterly magazine for an idea of what is going on in our nation's cities, and how you can help create change.

TRAINING PROGRAMS

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
National Agriculture Library, Room 304
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
(301) 504-6559
afsic@nal.usda.gov

WEB SITES

American Community Gardening Association
http://www.communitygarden.org

America the Beautiful Fund
http://america-the-beautiful.org

City Farmer's Urban Agriculture Notes
http://www.cityfarmer.org

EcoNet
http://www.igc.org

Jobs in Urban Agriculture
http://www.cityfarmer.org/jobs.html

KidsGardening!
http://www.kidsgardening.com/grants.asp

National Gardening
http://www.garden.org

Southern California Non-profit Organizations Working
for Sustainability

http://www.scced.org/sust_orgs/parkorg.html
Listing of parks, urban farming, and urban forests associations in California.

BOOKS

Bell, Dale, and Harry Wiland. Edens Lost & Found: How Ordinary Citizens Are Restoring Our Great American Cities. White River Jct., VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2006.

Blanc, Patrick. The Vertical Garden: From Nature to the City. New York, NY: W. W. Norton, 2008.

Dunnett, Nigel, and Noel Kingsbury. Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2008.

Feldt, Barbara. Garden Your City. New York, NY: Taylor Trade
Publishing, 2005.

Forman, Richard T. T. Urban Regions: Ecology and Planning Beyond the City. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 2008

Henderson, Elizabeth, and Robyn Van En. Sharing the Harvest: A Citizens Guide to Community Supported Agriculture. Revised and expanded edition. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2007.

Lawson, Laura J. City Bountiful: A Century of Community Gardening in America. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2005.

NEWSLETTERS

Urban Agriculture Notes
Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture
Vancouver, BC
cityfarm@interchange.ubc.ca
http://www.cityfarmer.org

MULTIMEDIA

City Farmer TV, a video podcast of the Vancouver community gardens.
http://web.mac.com/cityfarmer/CityFarmerTV/VideoPodcast/VideoPodcast.html

Marketplace for the Mind: An Agricultural Education Resource
http://www.marketplaceforthemind.state.pa.us/m4m/lib/m4m/homepage.asp

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