Food Garden Resources

Free Food Gardening PDF Resources for Gardeners in the Deep South

Man in Overalls Food Gardening Videos

Additional Quick References

Favorite Gardening Books

Other Good "How-To" Gardening/Farming Reads 

Market Farming Books on Our Shelf

Soil Testing
-Micro nutrient analysis & compost (soilless medium) tests: WayPoint Analytical
-Soil, compost, plant tissue, & heavy metal test by UMASS
-pH, P, K, Ca, and Mg testing by UF IFAS.
-Micro nutrient analysis by Fertrell (email soil test request)
-Soil, water, feed, heavy metals, pesticide/ herbicide residues, & food safety by Waters Agricultural Laboratory.

Community Garden Resources
So You Want to Start a School Garden (Revised 5 2016)
-By Man in Overalls, pub. by FDACS Food Nutrition & Wellness Div.
Man in Overalls Blogs:
-How to Start a School Garden: Build a Team
-How to Start a School Garden: Design
Gardening for Grades - free guide from Ag in the Classroom
- how to plan, fund, create and learn with school gardens
Gardening for Nutrition - free school-garden nutrition curriculum
- "sequel" to Gardening for grades. Also correlated to standards.
Florida Dept of Education School Garden Program
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Biz Resources
Free download/tools: