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» Growing Information for Project Vegetables

Find information sheets on growing these seven delicious vegetables.

Cherry Tomato Video

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» Composting and Soils

Websites
www.mastercomposter.com
Includes teacher resources.

Florida backyard composting center
Turorial, FAQ's.

Veggies Unite!: Composting Guide
Composting guide.

Compost and Manure Menu
Compost and manures.

Sustainable Agriculture in Hawai'i
Cover crops and green manures.

The U.S. Composting Council
Publications, contacts, products.

Cornell Composting - Composting in Schools
Compost quiz, FAQ, Teacher's page, Student research project ideas.

Soils
Soils and Substrates

Sciences of Soils

USDA, NRCS Soil Quality Institute
Covers soil quality, soil biology.

Printed Material
Building Soils for Better Crops. Second Edition. Fred Magdoff and Harold van Es. 2000. Sustainable Agriculture Network. Handbook Series Book 4. You can purchase from the SARE website www.sare.org. Cost $19.95 plus $6.00 shipping.

Western Fertilizer Handbook. Eighth Edition. Soil Improvement Committee, California Fertilizer Association. 1995.

Backyard Composting Handbook - CTAHR, CES, USDA RC&D, C&C of Honolulu Dept. of Public Works Recycling office. Versions compiled by Mark Takemoto, Debbie Ward, Richard Ebesu.

Backyard Composting. Recycling a Natural Product. CTAHR Instant Information Series 21, Oct. 1996.

Composts For Hawaii. Wade McCall & Keichi Mihata. CTAHR Circular 471. Revised 10/75.

Composting at a glance….Compiled by James Tavares. CTAHR Instant Information No 17.

Compost For The Home Garden. Wade McCall and Yukio Nakagawa. CTAHR General Home Garden Series No. 6.

Composting For Home Gardens. Richard Ebesu, CES-Kauai. March 1995.

Soils for the Home Garden. Wade W. McCall. CTAHR General Home Garden Series No.3.

Video
Introduction to Soil - Dr. Goro Uehara, CTAHR, Farming Preparation for Discharged Sugar Workers. Produced by Steve Fukuda.

The Science of Biological Decomposition: Effective Composting Methods. San Luis Video. $95. www.slvideopublishing.com/ Phone: 805-528-8322, Fax: 805-528-7227, Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6715, Los Osos, CA 9341

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» Food Education

Nutrition Education for Wellness links
Horticulture Therapy
Know Your Pest - Integrated Pest Management
Rot for Your Plot (Soils and Composting)
Why Organic Gardening?

Activities
Local Fruits and Vegetables:
Nutrition for Hawaii High School Students [Zip file; 6.5M]

Click on the above link to download this fun activity to help boost your knowledge about local fruits and vegetables!

After downloading and extracting the files, double-click on HS4Player.exe to begin (NOTE: You will need Quicktime installed on your computer to be able to run the activity.)
[Click here to download Quicktime]

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» Food Safety

Websites
New: Food Safety

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» Horticultural Therapy

Websites
American Horticultural Therapy Association

Garden Forever
Articles on horticultural therapy for disabled gardeners.

The Growing Center, Inc.
What is horticultural therapy? How does it work?

Horticultural charity in the United Kingdom
Material for order, cost is in pounds (£). Also information on design ideas for a range of gardens, practical advice about garden features, advice on creating a low-maintenance garden, and back to basics worksheets are available on this website.

horticultural-therapy.com
Ideas in horticultural therapy activities and links.

Horticulture Therapy: How to help others and yourself

Human Issues in Horticulture
A article by Dianne Relf. Similar to her section in chapter 2 in the book Horticulture As Therapy Principles and Practice. Sharon P. Simson and Martha C. Straus, Editors.

Kansas State University Horticultural Therapy

Urban Agriculture Notes: Let's Get Growing!
A perspective from leisure services in car facilities and a rationale for gardening programs.

Books
Horticulture As Therapy Principles and Practice. Sharon P. Simson and Martha C. Straus, editors. Order through the American Horticultural Therapy Association website listed under the websites of this section.

The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping. Rosalind Creasy. Sierra Club Books. Can be ordered from Borders Books.

Video
Seasons of the Mind. CECOM, $115. The philosophy of horticultural therapy, how it is practiced, what it can do. Contact CECOM at the Hospital Rivieredes-Prairies; 7070, boul. Perras; Montreal, Quebec; H1E 1A4, Canada.
Telephone: 514-328-3503; Fax: 514-323-4163.

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» Organic Gardening

Websites
Biological Control Virtual Information Center
Includes links to biological control and Integrated Pest Management sites.

CTAHR knowledge master database for crop and urban pest management

Dr. Hector Valenzuela's Vegetable Crops: Organic Farming Industry in Hawaii
Updated newsletter on the organic farming industry in Hawaii, April 1999. Downloaded from Free CTAHR Publications.

The National Organic Program
The National Standards on Organic Agricultural Production and Handling.

Organic Gardening Basics
Organic gardening magazine on-line.

Organic Production (University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.)
Links to resources, and on-line publications.

Sustainable Agriculture in Hawai`i
CTAHR sustainable agriculture homepage includes cover crops and green manures.

Powerpoint Presentations
Why Organic Growing?
Dr. Hector Valenzuela, CTAHR Cooperative Extension Service.
*Web-based powerpoint, please use Internet Explorer 3 or higher for best results.

Printed material
Organic Soil Amendments for Sustainable Agriculture: Organic Sources of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. N.V. Hue and J.A. Silva. Chapter 15 in Plant Nutrient Management in Hawaii's Soils: Approaches for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture. CTAHR.

Pacific Islands Farm Manual. Agricultural Development in the American Pacific (ADAP) Project. Cover Crop Leaflets #1-8.

Average Composition of Some Organic Fertilizer Materials. Wade W. McCall. CTAHR Instant Information General Home Garden Series No. 15.

Videos
Organic Coffee Production. CTAHR, Virginia E. Smith & H.C. Bittenbender.

Nature Farming for a Sustainable Agriculture. Nature Farming Research & Development Foundation.

LISA (Low Impact Sustainable Agriculture) for Hawaii '93. CTAHR Video Production.

Ho'olaulima for Hawaii's Sustainable Agriculture. CTAHR Video Production.

Organic Farming Workshop, Tape 1,2, &3. CTAHR Video Production.

Gather the Leaves, Nourish the Roots - Sustainable Taro Culture in the Pacific. CTAHR Video Production.

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»Pest Management

Websites
Biological Control Virtual Information Center
Includes links to biological control and Integrated Pest Management sites.

CTAHR knowledge master database for crop and urban pest management
Section on integrated pest management.

Integrated Pest Management Virtual Center
IPM net links.

The National Organic Program
The National Organic Program's Final Rule of the National Standards on Organic Agricultural Production and Handling. Subpart C. Organic Production and Handling Requirements, subsection 205.206 Crop pest, weed, and disease management practice standard.

University of California Integrated Pest Management Program
Solve your pest management problems with UC's best information, personalize it with interactive tools, or find out about pest management research and extension projects.

Powerpoint Presentations
Common Insects & Control Methods
Richard Ebesu, CTAHR Cooperative Extension Service.
*Web-based powerpoint, please use Internet Explorer 3 or higher for best results.

Books
The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Insect and Disease Control. Edited by Barbara W. Ellis and Fern Marshall Bradley. Rodale Press. 1996. $17.95 from Rodale www.rodalestore.com or Peaceful Valley Farm Supply www.groworganic.com.

Video
Integrated Pest Management in Agriculture. San Luis Video. $95. www.slvideopublishing.com Phone: 805-528-8322, Fax: 805-528-7227, Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6715, Los Osos, CA 93412

Introduction to Entomology. Randall Hamasaki. CTAHR, Farming Preparation for Discharged Sugar Workers. Produced by Steve Fukuda.

Important Insect & Mite Pest Groups. Randall Hamasaki. CTAHR, Farming Preparation for Discharged Sugar Workers. Produced by Steve Fukuda.

Introduction to Weed Control. CTAHR, Farming Preparation for Discharged Sugar Workers. Produced by Steve Fukuda.

Introduction to Plant Disease in Hawaii - Part 1: Fungal and Bacterial Diseases. CTAHR, Farming Preparation for Discharged Sugar Workers. Produced by Steve Fukuda.

Introduction to Plant Diseases in Hawaii - Part 2: Viral, Nematode, Abiotic Diseases, Principles of Disease Control. CTAHR, Farming Preparation for Discharged Sugar Workers. Produced by Steve Fukuda.

CTAHR Video Series (1985-Present)

Supplies
Teachers can purchase pest control devices and soil test kits from Gempler's at www.gemplers.com, 1-800-382-8473. Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, www.groworganic.com, (530) 272-4769.

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Service-Learning

Hawaii 4-H Service-Learning Program
Local 4-H service-learning project, resources, and more.

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» Evaluation

Hawaii Department of Education: Standards-Based Reform, Performance Standards

University of Wisconsin-Extension: Logic Model -- Program Performance Framework

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» Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning: A Primer
When students are challenged to get to work solving real-life problems, the whole world becomes a classroom.  Here we offer a guide for getting started.

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» Agriculture in Hawaii

Websites
University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resource

Hawaii's Agricultural Gateway
Links to Hawaii agriculture, gardening, education, government agencies and more.

CTAHR Farmer's Bookshelf for crop production

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Botany

Websites
botany.com
Encyclopedia of botany terms.

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» Irrigation

Websites
University of Florida, Efficiencies of Florida Agricultural Irrigation Systems

Best Management Practices for Irrigation Management (Colorado State University)
In PDF format.

Basic Irrigation Scheduling in Florida

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Landscaping with Vegetables

Websites
Ohio State University
Edible Landscaping

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» Sustainable Agriculture

Websites
USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
Site includes publications and resources

Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Science
Site includes publications and resources.

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center

University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program

Sustainable Farming Connection
Links to soil health, cover crops, weed management, composting.

Sustainable Practices for Vegetable Production in the South
Includes sustainable production techniques, IPM, crop profiles, other sources and links to sustainable agriculture, integrated pest management, agriculture, food safety and nutrition.

CTAHR sustainable agriculture in Hawaii and the Pacific

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» Important Forms & Documents

Project and Concept Evaluation
FJGI Project Logic Model

Assessment Matrixes:

Rot For Your Plot
Know Your Pests
Five A Day

Sense of Caring

It's the Dirt
Why Organic Growing?
Keep It Clean

TEAM Logic Model Framework

Blank Project Logic Model Framework

CheckList

FJGI Compendium
Download the Food: Just Grow It! Compendium [4 MB; 505 pages]

FJGI Project Poster
Download the Food: Just Grow It! Project Poster [84 KB]

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