Learning to grow vegetables in a backyard vegetable garden in Massachusetts

This page is a resource of organizations in MA/Mass/Massachusetts/New England devoted to helping people learn how to grow their own vegetable garden. Backyard farming! Victory gardens! Why this page? While there are great books out there on square-foot gardening, etc, etc… but still… gardening is something that is nice to learn with the help of someone who has actually done it before!

If I am missing something, please LET ME KNOW VIA EMAIL. Thanks! Erik

For beginners:
Gardens for Change, Llani Davidson (Shutesbury, MA)
Green City Growers (Somerville, MA)
Growing Places (Clinton, MA)
NOFA: Gardening the Community (Youth Urban Gardening Project)

Jobs/Internships at MA Farms:
Red Fire Farm

Related Resources in MA:
Boston Gardeners’ Council – WORKING TOGETHER TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE URBAN GARDENING
MA Educational Farms

General Info:
Wikipedia: Square foot gardening

If you’re a little more advanced:
Brookfield Farm crop planning guide
Farmer Mentor Program, CISA
UMass Extension

Similar services in other locales:
One Straw (also great blog, Facebook page, and all-around information and inspiration!)
Grow It Yourself vegetable garden consulting (In Seattle, WA)