The Q&A Archives: Greenhouse Help

Question: I have volunteered to be a greenhouse mentor for a Juvenile<br>Detention Facility. I have the energy and the interest, but<br>no practical experience. I have the Penn State Extension Service Library at my service but am looking for an e-mail<br>mentor. Any volunteers?

Answer: Good for you! It sounds like a very worthy and interesting venture. <br><br>I can give you some web sites that have chat rooms--you may be able to find someone with lots of greenhouse experience that's willing to help out. Try GardenEscape at and The Virtual Gardener at Also Dig Magazine, at<br><br>All these sites are described as having chat rooms and forums for discussion. <br><br>Also, I'd recommend you get a good greenhouse gardening book for reference. A good one is "Greenhouse Gardener's Companion" by Shane Smith (Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, Colorado, 1992) ISBN 1-55591-106-4 Your local bookstore should be able to order it for you, or check out for an on-line bookstore. <br><br>Also, feel free to post questions via our web page when something specific comes up, and we'll try to search out an answer for you!<br><br>I hope this helps!

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