Gardening

Whether you are a novice in the garden or a cultivation expert, find resources to make your outdoors space thrive this season.

Gale Gardening and Horticulture

Discover industry journals for farmers, landscape architects, biotechnologists, and gardening enthusiasts.

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Kids Infobits

Explore content written for kindergarten through 5th grade about plants, science, and much more.

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Udemy gardening masterclasses

Through Udemy, explore self-paced masterclasses on the fundamentals of garden design, the basics of permaculture, how to grow microgreens, and more. Login with a Google or Microsoft account and type “gardening” into the search bar to view available courses.

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Creativebug virtual tutorial: DIY seed bombs

Watch this virtual tutorial to learn how to make self-planting seed bombs this spring — free with your library card. Login to Creativebug and type “seed bombs” into the search bar.

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Local resources

Josephine County Master Gardener Association
The trained Master Gardener volunteers extend sustainable gardening information to Josephine County through educational outreach programs.
Grants Pass Growers Market
Learn more about the Growers Market that has become a Saturday morning tradition in downtown Grants Pass.
Raptor Creek Farm
Learn about Josephine County Food Bank's Raptor Creek Farm and their programs including the senior garden and youth garden.

OSU Extension Service

OSU Extension Service
Search by gardening topics including pollinators, gardening techniques, and more. Ask questions via the Ask an Expert feature.
OSU Seed to supper video series
Seed to Supper is a free beginning gardening course that gives adult gardeners on a limited budget the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food.
Master Gardeners program
Find out how to become a Master Gardener, view the calendar of upcoming virtual events, and more.

Resources for gardening with kids

Kids Gardening
Opportunities for kids to learn and grow through gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder. Garden based activities, garden lesson plans and a growing ideas blog. visit Kids Gardening
Ultimate gardening activities for kids
Find how-to guides, DIY craft ideas, science experiments, and plenty of ideas to get your garden up and running with the help of your little ones. visit gardening activities for kids
Rock gardening with kids
Liven up your backyard with these fun rock garden ideas for kids. Simple step-by-step directions and ideas to get your rock garden started. Rock gardening with kids