Gardening for Good May 1 Show Resource List

Gardening for Good...from the Connecticut River to Long Island Sound, connecting to nature one yard at a time

May 1, 2020

 In honor of Earth Day week, we talk today about the books and online resources that have inspired a greater understanding of ecology in general, and gardening specifically.

Guest Jim Sirch is the Education Coordinator at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven. He’s known to many for his professional development activities at the Museum, and has received awards for his science service and advocacy. Jim was also instrumental in bringing the citizen science FrogWatch program to Connecticut, and has recently started a new nature blog at the museum, Jim can be reached at:

 Some of our Favorite Books and Resources

 What’s migrating right now?

For a slew of educational videos on all things invertebrate: (bees, butterflies, fireflies, native plants and pollinators)

  • For a huge assortment of articles, native plant profiles, wildlife planting advice, check the blog Monarch Gardens (this is from the mid-west, but still relevant to a lot of the northeast): 


Noah’s Garden, Planting Noah’s Garden, Sara Stein

Ravens in Winter, Life Everlasting, Bernd Heindrich

The Serengeti Rules (movie)

Bringing Nature Home, Nature’s Best Hope, Doug Tallamy

Seed Germination Theory & Practice, Norman Deno

Native Trees, Shrubs and Vines, William Cullina

Pollinator Victory Garden, Kim Eierman

The Natural Habitat Garden, Ken Druse

Teaming with Microbes, Jeff Lowenfels & Wayne Lewis

Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide, Peter Del Tredici


Planting in a Post-Wild World, Thomas Rainer & Claudia West

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