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Below, we have provided a list of the following resources to help you become a “gardening ninja.”

  • Books
  • Community Gardens
  • Compilation of Gardening Videos and Gardening Forum
  • Informational Gardening Websites
  • Gardening Classes


ASU Library has a plethora of gardening and seed-related books in the following nonfiction subject areas:

If links are not working, please search for term in our catalog.

Community Gardens

Have big gardening plans but your garden space is limited? Consider using the following local community gardens. 

  • ASU Polytechnic Campus Community Garden: 25 E. Tahoe Ave. Mesa, AZ 85212
  • Clark Park Community Garden: 1730 S. Roosevelt St. Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Escalante Community Garden: 2150 E. Orange St. Tempe, AZ 85281 
  • FiGG Community Garden: S. Bonarden Ln. Tempe, AZ 85284

Informational Gardening Websites

  • Garden Savvy: "We are the online source for savvy gardeners.  We have firsthand experience with the frustration that comes from sifting through online search results, to find the right gardening product. Find the gardening information you’re really looking for, easily."  
  • Dave's Garden: "Dave's Garden is one of the largest sites for gardeners in the world. With tens of thousands of encyclopedic files on plants, bugs, and birds, as well as helpful articles by our gardening experts, you'll find everything you need help your garden grow."
  • (National Gardening Association): On this site, gardeners can access a vast collection of gardening information.
  • Garden Learning Library by the National Gardening Association: Learn how to care for your garden through a vast array of articles covering every aspect of gardening. 
  • “Gardening Basics” by Better Homes & Gardens: “Know these garden basics and you'll have the best garden on the block.”
  • Home Gardening by Cornell University: Check out the flower and vegetable growing guides!
  • "Ten Basic Gardening Tips for Beginners" by The Daily Telegraph: “Gardening is not an exact science. Even experienced gardeners make mistakes, so novice gardeners shouldn’t be the least bit intimidated.”
  • "Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: The Basics of Planting and Growing a Vegetable Garden" by The Old Farmers' Almanac: "Ready to jump into gardening? Our Vegetable Gardening Guide for Beginners will help you to plan and grow your tastiest vegetables ever. Find out how much food you need to grow to feed a family, top 10 vegetables for a beginner, and more tips."
  • "Fear-Free Fall Vegetable Gardening in the Desert" by Anthem News: Discover some great tips for growing herbs and vegetables during the fall. 

Gardening Forum and Videos Compilation

Gardening Classes

Desert Landscape School (Desert Botanical Garden) 

  • "The Desert Landscape School is a signature credentialing program at Desert Botanical Garden, offering professionals, homeowners and gardeners an opportunity to learn from experts about all aspects of desert landscaping and earn a credential upon class completion.

​​​​​​​Universal Class (Phoenix Public Library) 

Social Media

Share your Seed Library gardening adventure via ASU Library's social media websites!

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