NOTICE:Our May program with Linda McCann has been canceled but we have a new program with a similar theme that same day called, "It's Our War, Too! American Women in World War II." This program will start an hour earlier on Thursday, May 9 @ 5:00 PM. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

Urbandale Public Library/The Donna Kessler Seed Library

Gardening Resource Guide

Print Resources

In addition to books in the nonfiction section (call number 635), UPL also has gardening magazines!

  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Fine Gardening
  • Garden Gate


Online Resources

Community Seed Network,

  • Connects and supports community seed initiatives
  • Provides resources, information, and platform for networking

 Garden Guides,

  • Tons of general gardening information
  • A step-by-step guide to harvesting seeds

 Iowa State University Horticulture News,

  • Timely topics for every season and current gardening news
  • An encyclopedia of Iowa gardening knowledge, videos, and much more

The Rain Campaign,

  • Learn about landscaping (rainscaping) practices to retain stormwater, including rain barrels, soil restoration, native landscaping, and more
  • Find funding assistance programs for installing rainscaping practices

Seed Savers,

  • Explore topics such as garden planning, seed starting, plant care, and seed saving.
  • Crop-by-crop growing guides