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The Toolshed

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.


Garden Resources


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 harvesting tips. 
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
Planting Record
A record for seeding and transplanting of specific varieties - dates, quantity, location, etc.
Harvest Record
A place to record performance and quantity of specific varieties at harvest time
Donation/Harvest Record
Space to list crops harvested on each date, as well as total weight of harvest, harvest notes, and indication of donation/destination.
Garden Journal
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.
En Español
Herramientas de planear para el jardín

Putting Your Garden to Bed

Resources for growing fall cover crops, using mulches, and sourcing materials for fall soil building.

Getting Your Garden Started

Tips and guidelines to get you started for the season from compost, fertilizer to mulching.

Suggested Garden Resources

Resources for where to purchase many local, organic, and fairly-made garden products.

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