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)