Whether you are a novice in the garden or a cultivation expert, find resources to make your outdoors space thrive this season.
Recommended reading for all ages
A way to garden: a hands-on primer for every seasonMargaret Roach
Arriba, abajo y alrededorKatherine Ayres
My Garden – Mi JardinRebecca Emberly
The beginner’s guide to growing great vegetablesLorene Edwards Forkner
Home on the Range
Test your knowledge with this Smithsonian app where users are quizzed about plant and animal habitats and habitat ranges.Learn more
How to BEE helpful
Learn more about the various ways to help promote a healthy bee population in your community.Learn more
- 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 Stay at Home Gardening
- Stay at Home Gardening teaches all the gardening essentials from prepping soil, planting seeds, and even worm care! Their lessons and activities are designed for all ages so anyone can join in on the fun!
- 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 growing inspiration 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. Visit Rock gardening with kids
- Bees for Kids
- Check out a bee-themed nutrition and garden environmental education activity packet developed at Oregon State University by the Oregon Bee Project and Food Hero. Explore bees for kids