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Video Resources


Paper Resources

GMWL believes in the open sharing of information to increase our collective knowledge. Together we can learn how to grow more (food and soil) and waste less (of everything!). The following collection of resources are free to download.


Please respect the Notice for Use of this Guide:


Please use these resources liberally.

Please give credit to whoever made the documents if that is clear.

Please do not use these to make money.

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you have questions or trouble accessing any documents.

Thank you for helping to spread knowledge! 

Call to Action 

From Grow More, Waste Less and Others

Take Action to Build the Soil Sponge



From Others

Regenerative Agriculture and Climate Justice

Migrant Justice

Center for Grassroots Organizing

Jemez Principles

La Via Campesina

Climate Justice Alliance


From Grow More, Waste Less and Others

Soil Health Principles

Overview of Soil


From Grow More, Waste Less and Others

Composting: Educators Shared Drive

Compost with Cat and the University of Vermont Extension Master Gardeners

Build a Healthy and Active Backyard Compost

School Compost Assessment

Gardening Tips

From Grow More, Waste Less

Common Garden Weeds

Deadheading Flowers and Cutting Back Plants

Garden Barrier Materials

General Organic Growing Tips

Harvesting Tips for Common Garden Fruits and Vegetables


Pruning and Deadheading Herbs

Pruning Tomatoes

Thinning Carrots

Tomato Trellis Instructions

Vermont Native Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects, By Bloom is a sample of Vermont native plants that are a high value to pollinators and beneficial insects, arranged by bloom time. The list is by no means complete. It is intended as a helpful tool in choosing common native plants that can provide a full season of blooms attractive to beneficial insects.

From Others

Common Garden Weeds from Green Mountain Farm-to-School

Growing Raspberries from Johnny’s Selected Seeds

Seed Planting Chart from FEDCO

Thresh and Winnow

Bug Tips

From Grow More, Waste Less


Cabbage Worms

Cucumber Beetles


From Others

Bad Bugs at a Glance from Cedar Circle Farm

School Gardens

From Grow More, Waste Less

School Garden Regular Tasks

School Garden Harvest Tracker Form

School Garden Safety Rules and Tips

School Garden Annual Planning Calendar

School Garden Assessment


Theme Gardens

From Grow More, Waste Less

Theme Gardens Instructions

Nightshade Garden

Rainbow Pollinator Garden

Three Sisters Garden

From Others

Theme Garden Ideas from The New York Botanical Gardens


For more information about these ideas:

Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition

Soil Carbon Coalition

Visual Soils Assessment Guide from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 

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