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Resources and Articles

Curious about gardening or still pondering how you want to get involved?  Is gardening and sustainable agriculture a foreign topic for you?  No problem!  Below, we have pdf forms of our Garden Guide Book, which can be used as a reference tool to delve into concepts of sustainable agriculture, and as an overview on how to manage a community garden.  We also listed our College of Charleston Grounds Department Landscape Standards for Capital Projects, a comprehensive guideline for contracting companies and individuals alike to review when doing work on campus grounds.

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The College's Landscaping Standards provide specific criteria for how our campus grounds should be maintained and managed.
Interested in getting involved with the gardens on campus or starting your own garden?  The Garden Guide Book is a great source for how to start, manage, budget, and maintain a garden on campus!

Click on the links below to read more about previous workshops, division spotlights, and other articles written about our department!

Additional Reads:
Gardening and Farming:
"Integrated Forest Gardening: The Complete Guide to Polycultures and Plant Guilds in Permaculture Systems" Wayne Weiseman
"The Soil Biology Primer" Dr. Elaine Ingham, Andrew R. Moldenke, Clive A. Edwards
"Worms Eat My Garbage:How to Set up and Maintain a worm composting System" Mary Applehoff and Mary Frances Fenton
"The Way of Herbs" Michael Tierra
"Rosemary Gladstars Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health" Rosemary Gladstar
"The Sustainable Vegetable Garden" John Jeavons
"Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture" Toby Hemenway
"A field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and Central North America" Lee Allen Peterson
"One Straw Revolution" Masanobu Fukuoka
"A Natural Way of Farming" Masanobu Fukuoka
"Restoration Agriculture" Mark Shephard
"Water for Every Farm: Yeomens Keyline Design" P.A. Yeomens
"The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country" Peter Bane

Social Justice & Alternative Lifestyles:
"The Power of Just Doing Stuff: How Local Action Can Change the World" - Rob Hopkins
"Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered" - E.F. Schumacher
"The Transition Handbook: From oil Dependency to Local Resilience" - Rob Hopkins
"Environment, Power, and Society for the twenty-first Century: The Hierarchy of Energy" - H.T. Odum