Food Gardening Basics

Are you new to food gardening? View our list of resources on how to start a successful food garden in Central Texas.


Gardening Information

Garden Centers in the Austin Area

Barton Springs Nursery
Bastrop Gardens Organic Garden Center
Countryside Nursery
Garden Ville
Geo Growers
The Great Outdoors
It’s About Thyme
The Natural Gardener
Shoal Creek Nursery
Sledd Nursery
Tree House

Composting Resources

Break It Down
City of Austin–Composting
Compost Pedallers
Ecology Action
Organics By Gosh
The Natural Gardener
Your Compost Resource
Tips for Composting at Home


Rainwater Harvesting Resources

City of Austin–Rainwater Harvesting Rebates

Tanks For Less

Online Rainwater Harvesting



Soil Testing

City of Austin Brownfield Revitilization Office – Soil Kitchen (annual free soil testing event)

Texas Plant and Soil Lab

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Soil, Water, and Forage Testing Laboratory