Cooperative Extension System Offices
The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide, non-credit educational network. Each U.S. state and territory has a state office at its land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices. These offices are staffed by one or more experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youth, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes.
Dave's Garden is the hands-down favorite website of gardeners around the world. Our articles and videos show you how to start seeds and learn how to have your best garden ever. Members can chat with other gardeners in our 259 forums, and identify your plants, pests, birds and butterflies.
Online nature and wildlife resource, Audubon Guides to plants and animals, ecards, newsletters, bird audio, Expert Naturalist, nightsky guide, species Lifelists, 4000 color photographs, nature discussions. Also has useful regional guides which include Mahoning County
EPA - Composting
From the Environmental Protection Agency, this site gives information on composting. It includes general information, enviromental benefits, and laws/statutes, among others.
Fellows Riverside Gardens
Fellows Riverside Garden, located in the city of Youngstown and operated by Mill Creek MetroParks, is a must-see local attraction. In addition to it's stunning collection of plants, trees and shrubs, FRG offers many services to the public. Tours are available by reservation. Gardening courses and volunteer opportunities are available for those who wish to learn about the many aspects of horticulture. Special events, weddings, private parties and art exhibits bring many; others visit to peruse the fine gifts in the Shop in the Gardens, enjoy lunch in the Garden Café, or take advantage of the many library resources. Local artists and photographers come to the Gardens for compositions and inspiration as do home gardeners. Visit today!
Gardening help for the beginner as well as for the veteran gardener
Helpful information about growing flowers and vegetables, tips on lawn care, lots of links to gardening resources.
Gardening Questions and Answers
Experts from the National Arboretum answer frequently asked questions.
Men's Garden Club of Youngstown Ohio
The MGCYO is one of the oldest garden clubs in the country, founded in the 1930's as the Steel City Garden Club. The name changed in the 1940's but the organization's purpose is unchanged: to create a better understanding of gardening and to encourage and promote the beautification of our community. The Club sponsors several civic projects and horticultural shows each year. Learn more....
National Pesticide Information Center
NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use.
National Wildlife Federation - Garden for Wildlife
Learn how to create a garden which will attract wildlife.
Ohio Garden Websites
Links and addresses of public gardens to visit in Ohio.
Pest Control Library
The National Gardening Association provides "mug shots" of common garden pests and diseases along with information about what to do about them.
USDA's Home Gardening Page
Tips for the gardener from the experts at the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
The Victory Garden
Landscape architect Jamie Durie hosts the longest-running TV garden show. The accompanying website offers advice on growing food in your own backyard.
Provides a growing collection of resources for beginning and professional gardeners, students, teachers, professional agronomists and horticulturists.
The USDA Hardiness Zone Map divides North America into 11 separate zones; each zone is 10°F warmer (or colder) in an average winter than the adjacent zone. To find your USDA Hardiness Zone, type in your zip code or click on the provided map.