CSUN Sustainability 2020

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Garden Resources

Tips for Gardening

Master Gardeners

Volunteers trained who use research-based information to promote environmentally responsible and sustainable horticultural practices in the home, community and school landscapes.

Los Angeles Community Garden Council

If you want to be part or volunteer with a Community Garden use the Community Garden locator.

University of California – California Garden Web

This website will provide several options with information on the basics of gardening, how to identify your climate zone, encouraging pollinators, dealing with pest and others.

The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants, Inc.

Here you will find information on classes, events, native plants database, volunteering opportunities, and more.

Seed Library of Los Angeles

This website offers more information on coming classes, events, volunteering opportunities, and many other resources.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

The USDA website will allow you to find the hardiness zone, and plan your garden.

UC Master Gardener Handouts

Santa Susana Hall 116 Books

California: Gardner’s Resource by Bruce and Sharon Asakawa

California Master Gardener Handbook

How to start your first Vegetable Garden

Tips for Small Scale Composting

Relevant Links

Marilyn Magaram Center

The mission of the Marilyn Magaram Center (MMC) is to enhance and promote health and well-being through research, education and services in food science, nutrition and dietetics. This website will provide you information on volunteer opportunities, nutrition and dietetics flowcharts.

CSUN Botanic Garden

The botanic garden was started in 1959 with only California native plants, but has since expanded to include more than 1,200 different species from a variety of climates and eco-regions. The diversity attracts butterflies, birds, and insects, and students and faculty from a variety of departments visit the garden for research purposes.             

Food Forward

Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same


Volunteering opportunities to help turn yards into edible gardens.

Urban Gardening Help

This website will provide you information on gardening trends, indoor/outdoor gardening, container gardening, basic about soil, pest management, urban rainwater collection, and much more.

Successful Container Gardening

This site will provide comprehensive information to successfully establish a container garden.

Urban Gardening: The Ultimate Guide to City Gardening

The site will provide information on how to start an urban garden, and will provide several resources to learn how to deal with different problems and designs.

Vegetable Encyclopedia

Use this encyclopedia to learn more about each one of the plants you want to grow this season.

Garden Planners and High tech online gardening tools

Here you will find several planners to help you design and run your garden.

Educational Online Games