Resources: Websites


Kitchen Gardeners International

A nonprofit community of 20,000 kitchen gardeners from over 100 countries. Answers questions through blogs, forums, and social networking; works with partners around the world; organizes local, national, and global activities; and sows high-impact projects such as its campaign to replant a kitchen garden at the White House. http://kitchengardeners.org

Clemson University Extension

Provides research-based information on landscaping, gardening, plant health, household pests, food safety & preservation, and nutrition. http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/

Slow Food USA

Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. http://www.slowfoodusa.org/

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

Promotes local and organic agriculture in the Carolinas by inspiring, educating and organizing farmers and consumers. http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/

Greenville Organic Foods Organization

Educates the public on the benefits of consuming organic foods and raises awareness on sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation. http://www.gofohealthandeducation.org/

Edible Schoolyard

Alice Waters, local food advocate, founded the The Chez Panisse Foundation in 1995, which today is known as The Edible Schoolyard Project. Her mission is to transform the health and values of every student by building and sharing a food curriculum for school systems. http://edibleschooolyard.org

Growing Power

Son of a sharecropper, former professional basketball player, ex-corporate sales leader and now farmer, WIll Allen has become recognized as among the preeminent thinkers of our time on agriculture and food policy. The founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., a farm and community food center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Will is widely considered the leading authority in the expanding field of urban agriculture. He believes that all people, regardless of their economic circumstances, should have access to fresh, safe, affordable and nutritious foods at all times. http://growingpower.org

Herb Society

Promotes knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing experience of its members with the community. http://herbsociety.org

Local Harvest

An excellent resource to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy organic produce, grass-fed meats, and many other sustainable foods. http://localharvest.org/

Rosalind Creasy

A pioneer in the field of Edible Landscaping. Creasy's site includes terrific information on growing food, as well as recipes. http://rosalindcreasy.com/

Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants

Collects, preserves, and distributes historic plant varieties and strives to promote greater appreciation for the origins and evolution of garden plants. http://www.monticello.org/site/house-and-gardens/thomas-jefferson-center-historic-plants