38th Annual Meeting of the American Community
Gardening Association

Hartford, Connecticut 

 July 27 – 30, 2017

KNOX, Inc., Connecticut Community Gardening Association, Vermont Community Garden Network, Southside Community Land Trust, Worcester Regional Environmental Council, and other ACGA Northeast Region community gardening organizations will be our hosts.  KNOX was one of the original founders of ACGA.  There will be tours in Hartford, New Haven, and other communities in Connecticut, as well as Worcester and Springfield/Holyoke in Massachusetts.

The conference will be held at Capital Community College in the midst of downtown.  There is easy access from Bradley International Airport.  Hotel arrangements have been made with the Hilton Hartford, Holiday Inn Hartford, Residence Inn, and Hartford Radisson which are within walking distance.

Scholarship application materials will be available in February.  Registration materials will be available in early May 2017. Register early to get the lowest rate and ensure yourself a spot.


The 2017 conference will focus on the following themes:


  • Cultivating Community and Social Justice

  • Gardening and Running a Community Garden Basics

  • Youth and School Gardening

  • Innovative Programs, Policy, and New Directions


Among the speakers at the conference is Mark Winne, a community food solutions advocate for over 40 years! We are thrilled to have him speak at our Conference!


Contact Betsy Johnson at if you are interested in helping plan the conference.

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