A place to share urban agriculture resources and planning tools
The Toolshed of the Organic Education Center is where we keep our garden planning tools, resources, and tips on many organic gardening topics. Please check back frequently for fact sheets, planting charts, and other useful information. Thanks for looking! If the resource links do not function properly, please contact us.
|OEC Suggested Reading List
||A list of our favorite (aka: dirtiest) garden books and references. These resources provide very accessible "how-to" information for gardeners of all levels.
|Vegetable Fact Sheets
||We use these sheets as individual bed signs
in the demonstration garden. Each sign provides crop-specific
information and instructions, including planting, growing, and
|Planting and Harvest Calendar||A tool for gauging your planting and harvesting times, for most vegetables, throughout the season|
|Crop Rotation Worksheet
||A template to plan and record crop rotations through garden beds, over time. This form helps to enable efficient, disease and pest reducing crop-rotation practices.|
|Garden Planning Worksheet
||A sheet to help plan and organize planting, location, and the amount of space needed. Excel sheet, given bed ft, number of rows within bed, and in-row spacing of plants, will automatically calculate number of plants needed|
||A record for seeding and transplanting of specific varieties - dates, quantity, location, etc.|
||A place to record performance and quantity of specific varieties at harvest time|
||Space to list crops harvested on each date, as well as total weight of harvest, harvest notes, and indication of donation/destination.|
||For each day in the garden, provides space
for general notes and observations, to-do lists, and long-term plans.
|Oregon Tilth Demo. Garden Map
||A map of Oregon Tilth's demonstration garden at Luscher Farm. Beds numbered for planning purposes.|
| Farm Internship and Job Resources
||A list of resources and links to organizations that offer farm internships, apprenticeships, and jobs.
||Herramientas de planear para el jardín|
|Resources for growing fall cover crops, using mulches, and sourcing materials for fall soil building.
|Tips and guidelines to get you started for the season from compost, fertilizer to mulching.
Resources for where to purchase many local, organic, and fairly-made garden products.