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Questions? Comments? Ideas? We’d love to hear from you.  

Involved in a campus farm on a college or corporate campus and want to share your story with the rest of the network?  Tell us more about your farm or garden and be featured on the Campus Farmers Network website!  The first step is to fill out this form.

 

RESOURCES

Below you’ll find a list of resources from campusfarmers.org. Whether you’re trying to figure out which tools you need for your garden, or how much you should be watering your plants, we’ve got you covered.

Inground and Raised Bed Gardening

One Yard Revolution | Youtube Channel Entertaining and useful raised bed gardening tips and how tos
Cornell Cooperative Extension | How To Make A Raised Bed Garden
USDA | Agricultural Zone map
Garden Tower Project | Last Frost Date Chart
University of California | Tarp Solarization
Oregon State University | Harvesting Rainwater For Use in the Garden
Pennsylvania State University | Building and Operating a Home Garden Irrigation System
The Old Farmers Almanac | Watering Guide
Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Growers Library
Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Winter Cover Crops
Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Tools and Supplies Library
Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Garden planning tools.
Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Hardiness zones.
Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Guide to making compost.
Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Guide to controlling pests and disease using IPM
Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Weed management basics
Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Basic information on soil health
Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Guide to Controlled Environment Growing
High Mowing | Resources Page
High Mowing | Controlling Japanese beetles
High Mowing | Fall soil amendments
High Mowing | Tomato blossom end drop
ATTRA | Publications
International Seed Saving Institute | Comprehensive guide to saving seeds
Book | The New Organic Grower: Eliot Coleman
Book | The Market Gardener: Jean Martin Fortier
Book | Four Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long by Elliot Coleman
Book | Square Foot Gardening: A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work Reissue Edition by Mel Bartholomew
Book | Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza

Container Gardening

Garden Know How | How Much and How Often to Water Outdoor Plants
USDA | USDA Agricultural Zone map
Garden Tower Project | Last Frost Date Chart
Seed Savers Exchange | Organic Container Gardening Guide
High Mowing | Growing Organic Microgreens
Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Controlling pests and disease using IPM
Mother Earth News | Guide to Organic Container Gardening
Book | The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible by Edward C. Smith

Hydroponics and Aquaponics

USDA | Full resource page on Aquaponics
Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Introduction to hydroponics
Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Guide to hydroponic seed starting
Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Guide to pests and diseases in greenhouses/hydroponics operations
Book | DIY Hydroponic Gardens: How to Design and Build an Inexpensive System for Growing Plants in Water by Tyler Baras
Book | Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together by Sylvia Bernstein

SHARED ONLINE LIBRARY

Think of the Google Drive as a shared online library: you can upload documents you’ve created and peruse documents uploaded by other campus farmers or gardeners. If you have a great hoop house design or annual report, other students will benefit from your expertise. If your campus farm or garden is just an idea in your head, this Google Drive is a treasure trove of valuable resources tested and approved by fellow students. It is organized into subject folders so you have an easier time finding what you’re looking for!

Our How-To guide contains all the information you need about accessing and uploading to the Google Drive.

Navigate to the Google Drive here: Campus Farmers Google Drive

Business Plans and Proposals

Every farmer needs a plan and good records. Share your business plans and proposals for land, department sponsorship, and administrative support here. Don’t forget to document your ideas and practices. Whether you run a commercial business or a community plot, share reports so that other farmers can learn from your hard work.

Physical Layout and Structural Design

What should your growing space look like? Do you want raised beds or in-ground rows, and how many? How do you build fences and hoop houses on a budget? Where will people hang out after a hard day’s work? Use this folder to share site designs (or check out others for inspiration!)

Preparing, Planting and Pest Control

Seeds, compost, and soil, oh my! Share your advice and plans for crop rotations, amending soil, and healthy compost recipes. Have a trusted seed company or effective strategy for managing pesky potato beetles? We welcome your home-grown wisdom here.

Budgets and Grant Proposals

How much does it cost to start an on-campus farm compared to a small garden plot? What basic equipment, tools, and materials will you need? How do you explain your farm goals to funders? These sample budgets and proposals will help you make sense of big questions about money.

Food Safety Plans

What should you consider when it comes to on-farm food safety? How do campus farms institute practices and guidelines to ensure safe harvesting and handling practices? These sample food safety plans and templates will help to dive in and help you develop or adapt your own program.

Marketing and Events

Looking for enthusiastic volunteers? Trying to increase campus awareness about your farm? This section has sample marketing pieces, event flyers, and ideas from other CF members.

Classroom Connections

Have you written a sociology paper on food communities, an environmental science report on organic herbicides, or a policy brief about food deserts? Share academic papers, projects, and more here to show that food is every student’s issue.

Misc

If it doesn’t fit into any of the above, you can find it here. If you have suggestions about new categories we should include on this page, please give us feedback through the Contact Us page.