If you need help starting your own garden, you are in the right place.  Listed here are links and information that have been helpful as we started BVG.
Seed Companies
Seed Savers Exchange:

Seeds of Change:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds:

Territorial Seed Company

Problem Solving
Seed starting problems to avoid

Books and Materials
Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community by H.C. Flores:

Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew

Grand Rapids Organizations

MSU Extension Office


Urban Sprouting: Guerilla Gardening

West Michigan Co-op

National Organizations:

American Community Gardening Association