Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
American Community Gardening Association
The American Community Gardening Association site has great information on starting a community or school garden, outreach techniques, making local connections, food security issues, open land preservation, farmers markets, and more.
Children's Gardens: A Field Guide for Teachers, Parents, and Volunteers (US Regents, 1990; $15.50) serves all beginning gardeners, regardless of age. Easy hands-on activities aid understanding of concepts and participation in life skills like measuring, counting, creating art and music. For more information and to order, contact University of California Cooperative Extension Common Ground Garden Program, (323) 260-3348, or go to: http://celosangeles.ucdavis.edu (click on Common Ground Garden Program, and go to publications).