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  1. Gardening at School (Journey to Forever)
      Provides resources for creating gardens at school. 1-05

  2. Biochar for Gardening (
      "When gardeners add biochar to garden soil, we are, in effect attempting to follow in the footsteps of the originators of Terra Preta. Because we don't know exactly how that process worked, nor how we can best adapt it outside its area of origin, we are left to discover much of this by experimenting with our own gardens and comparing observations within our own communities."

      " If you are satisfied with a very rough estimate, we would venture that a target application rate of 5 kg/m2 (1 lb/ft2) [of biochar] would be sufficient to achieve these results in most gardens. However, there are substantial benefits related to soil biology at rates well below 1 kg/m2." For temperature for burning biomass to make biochar, the author suggests "The theoretical high end [of temperature], between biochar and more traditional charcoal, depends on the process and feedstock used, but is seldom indicated in excess of 600 deg C. [or 1,112 Fahrenheit]." 05-09

  3. How to Build an Aeroponics System (
      "Nearly any plant can be grown with an aeroponic growing system. Aeroponic plants grow faster, yield more, and are healthier than soil-grown plants. Aeroponics also requires little space, making it ideal for growing plants indoors. No growing medium is used with an aeroponic growing system. Instead, the roots of aeroponic plants are suspended in a darkened chamber, which is periodically sprayed with a nutrient-rich solution."

  4. Yard and Gardening - Also see "Botany"

  5. Gardening - Also see "Botany"

  6. Gardening - Bulbs (Rochester Gardening)
      Provides a wide variety of sources of information on bulbs, as well as a lesson on bulbs.

  7. Gardening Tips and Weather Tips (Old Farmer's Almanac)
      Provides information on gardening, the home, and extreme weather. Oldest continuously published periodical in North America. 9-99

  8. Gardening Resources (Internet Directory for Botany)
      Provides links to hundreds of gardening resources by topic (bottom of page) or in alphabetic order, by name of site. Botanical Museum, The Finnish Museum of Natural History. 12-99

  9. Tools and Supplies for Gardening (
      Provides a wide assortment of tools and supplies for the home gardener. 3-01

  10. Gardening - Spring Planting of Bulbs (Rochester Gardening)
      Provides directions on planting tulips, lilies, daffodils, and other flowering bulbs.

  11. Gardening - Guidelines for Planting of Bulbs (
      Provides directions depth, spacing, and time for planting tulips, lilies, daffodils, irises, and other flowering bulbs.

  12. Gardening - Information on Irises (American Iris Society)
      Provides pictures and news about irises. 11-02

  13. Gardening - Guidelines for Planting and Thinning Irises (MarilynnsMasterGardening)
      Provides directions on planting and thinning bearded irises.

  14. Earth-Friendly Gardening (MSNBC News)
      "Gardeners and weekend warriors, along with the products they use can be some of the biggest offenders to perpetuating a not so eco-friendly world. But today, more and more green conscience products and tools are making their way into yards and gardens across America, leaving behind less of an environmental footprint than ever before!" 07-07

  15. How Much Biochar Will Be Needed to Return to Pre-Industrial Levels of Carbon? (
      "The Earthís surface area is 51 gigahectares (nice unit!) of which 1.36 gHa are arable (by George Mís figure) - thatís 2.7% of the total. So:"

      "If all the 'excess' carbon dioxide in the atmosphere were converted into carbon and spread across all the earthís arable lands, there would be 17kg of charcoal per square metre, in a layer 8cm thick."

      "Thatís not an unfeasible notion. The Gardening with Biochar FAQ mentions biochar application rates of around 5kg/m2." 08-09

  16. How to Make Biochar in Your Yard (
      "Biochar, a charcoal produced by slow-burning plants, enhances the nutrients within soil, creating a rich growing environment. While you can purchase biochar from gardening supply stores, it is not difficult to make from home."

      Editor's Note: A forumula of half compost and half biochar is generally recommended so that the biochar has nutrients from the beginning when it is spread into your soil. 08-12

  17. Garden Exchanges of Information (GardenWeb)
      Provides over a dozen resources, such as a periodical, seed exchange, gardening events by state, and more.

  18. Garden Guide (Carroll)
      Provides information on herbs, vegetables, flowers, composting, storing food and other topics related to gardening. Provides a guide on the use of herbs to heal.

  19. DIY Projects for Home and Garden (
      Provides short instructional videos. 07-07

  20. -05-06-10 Gardens That Grow on Walls (New York Times)
      "Vertical gardens ó which began as an experiment in 1988 by Patrick Blanc, a French botanist intent on creating a garden without dirt ó are becoming increasingly popular at home. Avid and aspiring gardeners, frustrated with little outdoor space, are taking another look at their walls and noticing something new: more space. And a number of companies are selling ready-made systems and all-in-one kits for gardeners like Mr. Riley who want to do it themselves. (For those who prefer to leave it to the professionals, landscape designers can build vertical gardens for a hefty fee.)" 05-10

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