gleaning logo square- smallThe Gleaning Network finds surplus produce and uses volunteers to pick up what is left after the harvest from farms or what is still edible but not saleable from wholesale produce businesses. All produce is distributed it to food assistance programs.

Check out Greg, Alice and the gang at the "Dallas Backyard Vegetable Gardeners" group.  They hold informative meetings and gatherings throughout the year.

GYG 150  Steve Howard creates the podcasts Growing Your Grub, Born to Farm, and Pursuing a Country Life, as well as publishes blog articles and youtube videos.

Heather at the Texas Worm Ranch is a great local source for composting worms and worm compost tea (Worm Wine ™).  She is active on the Texas Worm Ranch facebook page (good way to find out how to get her local grown procuce) and writes informative articles on the Texas Worm Ranch blog.


 livingnaturalfirst   John Krause and Rebecca Miller host the Living Natural First Radio show on WBAP.  They talk about natural lifestyles, including backyard organic vegetable gardening.  They have helped promote the Citizen Gardener program too! 

 Jason Akers is The Self-Sufficient Gardener - Helping People Garden Efficiently, Responsibly and Sustainably.  He authors articles for popular magazines, blogs regurarly at, and publishes podcasts on all kinds of topics related to gardening and being self-sufficient.