About Our Organic Gardening Guides

For centuries, most people’s knowledge, know-how and wisdom in the field (pun intended) of gardening was learned directly from family members and neighbors. While this is still one of the best ways to learn about gardening, the Internet now provides ways to delve into a much larger reservoir of knowledge.

Since 2014, our mission is to promote gardening.

1. We teach people how to get started gardening and to improve their plant growing skills.

2. We make online tools that help gardeners connect, teach, share, and trade with each other.

3. We help gardeners research information through our continuous development of the world’s largest database of plants.

4. We help gardening companies reach the public with their products, services and messages.

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Gardens we promote gardening by helping home gardeners succeed, growing in health, knowledge, environmental awareness, and enthusiasm. In the numerous ways, the CBCOG reaches gardeners, we help make home and community gardens greener and more productive. From vegetables, herbs, fruits, trees, lawns, flowers, and houseplants, we provide people with the information they need to get started in the world of gardening and grow and maintain thriving, sustainable, and environmentally responsible food gardens and landscapes.

There is a pressing need to conserve and restore global plant diversity, yet the insufficient capacity to do so.  We believe that every botanic garden can provide an important capacity to support plant conservation, restoration, and education.  While already significant, with greater support, coordination and collaboration the combined power and impact of botanic gardens will yield increasingly significant results for plant conservation.

  • We support local plant conservation action informed by a global perspective.
  • As a designate for implementing the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, we raise awareness of the issues and advocate for support needed to address them.
  • We are a proactive hub that connects and mobilizes gardens.  Our online databases, publications, and global congresses support collaboration and knowledge-sharing that enables strategic planning, collaboration, and action.
  • We develop tools that help botanic gardens better understand and build their role in supporting conservation, restoration, and education.

Mission: To mobilize botanic gardens and engage partners in securing plant diversity for the well-being of people and the planet.

Vision: A world in which plant diversity is valued, secure and supporting all life.