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Our mission is to enhance the community through gardening and landscaping, public and private; and to promote horticultural education.


We have compiled a comprehensive list of links to organizations, programs and institutions which provide information useful for participants.

If you have a comments about any of these links, or have found a new one, please share it with us.

Community Involvement Programs

  • All-America City Program

    Encourages & recognizes civic excellence where community members, government, business & non-profit organizations work together to address critical local issues.

    American Horticultural Society
    Gardening education for all skill levels, source of gardening information, events, activities.

    Association for Volunteer Administration
    Advances volunteerism & enhances quality of life locally & globally by engaging leaders of volunteers through professional development, networking, & quality products & services.

    Communities In Bloom
    A Canadian beautification program similar to AIB

    WinterLights Celebrations
    A competition encouraging municipalities, large and small, to celebrate light with decorative, cultural and spiritual programs.

    Federation to Promote Horticulture for Disabled People (FPHDP) 
    Horticulture used therapeutically. Promotes horticulture as a means of improving skills, health & quality of life of disabled people by developing training, education & rehabilitation programs for special-needs schools, day centers, nursing homes, hospitals, sheltered workshops & in the community at large.

    Global Action & Information Network (GAIN)
    Network of organizations & individuals linked by commitment to create a sustainable world through broad-based citizen action. Communication network, information bank, & forum for new ideas.

    Hands On Network 
    International network of collaborative partnerships with more than 12,000 nonprofits, schools, & other community organizations to create real change through meaningful volunteer action.

    University Resources

    Cornell University Horticulture
    Lists of classes offered & extension office locations. Pictorial database of plants and pests.

    Kansas State University Horticulture
    Forestry & Recreation Resources

    New England Grows
    University of Vermont Internet Resource List

    North Carolina State University Horticultural Science Department

    Ohio State University Horticulture and Crop Science

    University Of Minnesota
    Used by professionals for more that 10 years, gardeners can find plant or seed sources for nearly any plant.