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Get growing at Idea Exchange with titles galore about all things green. Find help to plan and design your garden, plant with seeds, attract butterflies and birds, or create a garden with global warming in mind. Make sure to visit our Preston location and spend some time browsing the Seed Library, Garden Tool Collection, and Community Garden.

Here are a few of our titles

100 plants to save the bees   Suburban Micro-farm   Eat Your Greens  Less is More Garden

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Gardening eBooks & audiobooks

Garden Making
This magazine provides practical information and inspirational ideas for Canada's home gardeners.

Canadian Organic Growers
Information about organic farming, with websites for local contacts to answer questions.

Wild about gardening
Tips on gardening and attracting wildlife from the World Wildlife Federation.

Seeds of Diversity
An organization dedicated to the conservation and use of heritage and endangered food plants in Canada and traditional seed-saving practices. Maintains a seed exchange and online database of heritage plants.

Cambridge Sculpture Garden
Found on the banks of the Grand River alongside the Trans Canada Trail system, this garden is free and always open. View the temporary and permanent sculpture on Grand Ave S between Main and Concession in the Galt area of Cambridge.

Galt Horticultural Society
The Galt Society developed and maintains one acre of perennial gardens at the historic stone Ferguson Cottage at 37 Grand Ave S, Cambridge.

Hespeler Horticultural Society
The Hespeler Society maintains three main public gardens in Hespeler. The main garden is a hilly site on Bergey Hill at Franklin. A pocket garden planted with annuals is located at Guelph Avenue and Queen Street. Ellacott Lookout is a curbside garden at the intersection of Queen and Renwick.

Preston Horticultural Society
The Preston Society tends six flower beds at Gore Park, located on the corner of King Street and Concession Road in Cambridge.

rare Charitable Research Reserve is a 900+acre land reserve situated along the Grand and Speed Rivers.

eHow Garden
eHow has over 150,000 "How to" videos on everything from home repair to cooking. Click on the link above to see all their gardening videos or check out this video below