Other Resources

The idea of community Gardening is not new.  Many national, state and local gardens exist all around the country and the world.  This is a good place to begin your investigation into Community Gardening and why it is important to Plattsburgh.

Local (Around the Champlain Valley and the North Country)
  • North Country Gardening Newsletters by the Cornell Cooperative Extension's Master Gardeners
  • Friends of Burlington Gardens & the Vermont Community Garden NetworkThe Burlington Gardens web site provides a wealth of resources for people interested in developing sustainable community, school, and youth gardens.  It is an OUTSTANDING resource and guide.
  • Saranac Lake Garden is a great place.  Take a look at their site! - www.slgarden.com.
  • A very important gardening and agricultural resource for Clinton and Essex counties is the Cornell Cooperative.  We are happy to have the help of the staff and their network of Master Gardeners in our community and appreciate the work they do to help in the creation and maintenance of the Plattsburgh Community Garden.

State of New York

Major National Resources
  • Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington has created one of the most substantial resources for use in steering Washington State's local governments toward wining solutions.
    • from their "About Community Gardens" section: 
      • "Community gardens promote healthy communities and provide food security for many low income persons. In an urban setting, community gardens are part of the open space network. The gardens and those who participate in community gardening contribute to the preservation of open space, provide access to it, and create sustainable uses of the space. Community gardens strengthen community bonds, provide food, and create recreational and therapeutic opportunities for a community. They can also promote environmental awareness and provide community education."
  • The American Community Gardening Association is a great resource for information on starting a community garden and shows a strong network of gardens across the country.
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