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Sustainable Gardening

What is a Sustainable Landscape? (coming soon)
Composting (coming soon)
How to Create a Rain Garden (coming soon)
Gardening with Native Plants (coming soon)
Install a Rain Barrel
Raised Beds
Frame It All
Gardener’s Supply Company
Naturalyards Raised Garden Bed   
Earth Box
City of Chicago – Sustainable Backyards Program


Vegetable gardening

The Bountiful Container, by McGee & Stuckey
Organic Kitchen Gardening, by Barbara Segall 
Organic Gardening Magazine


Gardens to Visit

Chicago Area Gardens to Visit
The High Line – New York City



Chicago Botanic Garden
The Morton Arboretum
Garfield Park Conservatory
Chicago Wilderness
Environment Illinois
The Cultural Landscape Foundation



Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver
Bringing Nature Home – How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens, by Douglas W. Tallamy
Organic Manifesto – How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World and Keep Us Safe by Maria Rodale
Asphalt to Ecosystems – Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation by Sharon Gamson Danks