Gardening is a lot of fun but as many of us know, a gardening book from the Arizona Desert doesn't do much for the folks in New York or the Pacific Northwest. Our conditions are dramatically different.
One terrific resource for everyone is the Cooperative Extension Service program. Through the State universities, an educational network has been established to help farmers and gardeners understand the needs of their growing conditions and how to deal with the specific challenges they face locally.
In working with others around the country, I regularly recommend finding the local Extension Service website and office and taking advantage of the wonderful resource they are. Sometimes it is hard to locate them on the web but today I found the answer.
A twitter friend, Karen Russ, posted a link that is the Holy Grail of the Extension Service and I want to pass it along to you. It helps you to find ANY Extension Service Office and contact information in the US and US territories.
I added the link to my www.sonorangarden.com website on the home page under HELPFUL WEBSITES for easy access.
Here is the link:https://www.csrees.usda.gov/Extension/index.html
Have fun with it!