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ENVST 3280: Organic Gardening & Sustainable Agriculture: Finding More Information

An information guide to find information resources about organic gardening and the Edible Campus Gardens program at the University of Utah.

Research Tips


  • Information about gardening may be related to subjects other than agriculture, requiring interdisciplinary research.
  • Use government websites. Government organizations promote agriculture and food security. Government policy influences the food system.
  • Go beyond scholarly books and articles to find resources for farmers and gardeners.
  • People are good resources;  people at universities, gardening programs/organizations, garden shops, and so on may have helpful advice.

Keword Searching

Use the most specific keywords you can think of to describe what you want to find.

  • Organic Gardening
  • Backyard Chickens
  • Permaculture
  • School Gardens
  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Front Yard Vegetable Gardens
  • Seed Saving
  • Hoop Houses
  • Composting
  • Benneficial Insects
  • Heirloom Tomatoes
  • etc...

Sustainable Agriculture: International Organizations, U.S. Federal Government

United Nations, federal, state and local  government agencies offer information about agriculture, food and food security:

Organic Gardening: Popular Magazines

Popular magazines offer advice to gardeners that may or may not be based on scholarly research.



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