Why We Do It

SGI’s founders care deeply about the future of our planet, the other species with whom we share it, wise and respectful use of the land, and how our food is produced. We know you do, too.

The concept of a Sustainable Gardening Library originated with the frustration of garden journalists who discovered that there was no single resource they could rely on and educators who were fed up with students’ over-reliance on crowdsourced websites. 

Human survival depends on the health of our planet. Public gardens and arboreta, colleges and universities, and government agencies are doing impressive, far-sighted research, demonstration gardens and projects, and educational programs that show how we can do a better job of stewardship via small- and large-scale gardening and farming.

But the word isn’t getting out. Not the way it could be. There are many reasons why that information isn’t reaching the people who want, need, and would use it:
•    Tight budgets,
•    Marketing staff stretched too thin,
•    Inability to reach across professional or organizational silos,
•    Irregular website update or newsletter posting schedule,
•    Lack of organized, searchable, curated sources of science- based information.