Internet Resources - Gardening



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Recommended Websites

  • Dave's Garden
    Comprehensive site that includes advice, forums, plant and insect databases, seed and plant exchange.
    Browse related subjects: Gardening, Pests, Plants, Seeds
  • Gardening Links
    Part of the WWW Virtual Library, these gardening links are collected by volunteers world wide. Includes general gardening sites, calendar of events, lists of public gardens, plant databases.
    Browse related subjects: Gardening
  • Seed Savers Exchange
    Nonprofit organization that saves and shares the heirloom seeds of our garden heritage. A network of people committed to collecting, conserving and sharing heirloom seeds and plants. Sells certified organic heirloom seeds and plants by mail.
    Browse related subjects: Gardening, Plants, Seeds

Local Links

  • University of California Cooperative Extension - Santa Cruz County website
    Santa Cruz County Cooperative Extension maintains four advisor positions in agriculture and natural resources in the following areas: Environmental Horticulture, Farm Management & Small Farms, Marine Science, and Strawberries & Caneberries. Santa Cruz County is served additionally by several advisors housed in neighboring counties in the following areas: Entomology, Family Nutrition & Education Program (FSNEP), Irrigation and Water Quality/Policy, Livestock & Range Science, Plant Pathology, Pomology, Vegetable Crops & Weed Science, and Viticulture. Sponsors Master Gardener, Master Food Preserver, and Master Food Shopper education.
    Browse related subjects: Agriculture, Food, Gardening, Horticulture, Marine Science, Master Gardener, Nutrition
  • Water Smart Gardening in Santa Cruz County
    This free online gardening tool was created by the Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County especially for our diverse local climate. It allows you to view beautiful local gardens for design ideas, use interactive tools to design your garden, evaluate hundreds of plant species and make a plant list, learn how to reduce landscape water use, and prevent and solve pest problems with less-toxic methods.
    Browse related subjects: California, Do-It-Yourself, Environment, Gardening, Horticulture, Pests, Plants, Santa Cruz County, Seeds

Did You Know?

Aptos Village

Aptos was originally a "rancheria" (Spanish term for an Indian settlement), and is now an unincorporated village, of indefinite area, centered around the present-day junction of Soquel Drive and Trout Gulch Road. "Aptos" is said to be an Indian name meaning "meeting of the two streams or waters," i.e., the ... [More]

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