ACGA’s 38th Annual Conference: CONNection Our Roots

July 27-30, 2017

This is an incredible opportunity to learn more about cutting edge horticulture practices, how to start your own community garden, sustainability, school/youth gardening curricula and innovative health and workplace programs. Check out our conference page for more information. Link to CONNecting Our Roots info page, conference schedule, workshop schedule, tours and registration info page. BUY TICKETS HERE.

Celebrate National Planting Something Day with Mrs. Meyers

May 19, 2017

ACGA and Mrs. Meyers Clean Day are proud to announce Planting Something Day!
Let ACGA know what you will be doing n the garden around that time and what you are planting.
Current ACGA member Gardens in Chicago and Austin have been reviewed and may receive some funding for their gardens.
Find Mrs. Meyers products in Target, Whole Foods, other stores and online.

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Growing Communities Workshop: Tulsa, Oklahoma

June 1st – 2nd, 2017

A session of the ACGA’s nationally known Growing Communities train-the-trainer workshop will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Innovation Commons in the Schusterman Center at the Oklahoma Univeristy-Tulsa campus . Participants in this workshop will learn proven strategies that community organizers use to develop dynamic leaders and create strong community gardening programs through a participatory approach to community building.

To register for this workshop, click here.

To learn more about the Growing Communities workshops or to learn how to host one in your community, click here.

Growing Communities Workshop: Omaha, Nebraska

November 12th-13th, 2016

A session of the ACGA’s nationally known Growing Communities train-the-trainer workshop will be held in Omaha, Nebraska November 12-13th at the . Participants in this workshop will learn proven strategies that community organizers use to develop dynamic leaders and create strong community gardening programs through a participatory approach to community building.

To register for this workshop, click here.

To learn more about the Growing Communities workshops or to learn how to host one in your community, click here.

Growing Communities Workshop: St. Joseph, MO

February 25th-26th, 2016

Humboldt CG1A session of the ACGA’s nationally known Growing Communities train-the-trainer workshop will be held in St. Joseph, MO February 25th-26th at the Remington Nature Center. Participants in this workshop will learn proven strategies that community organizers use to develop dynamic leaders and create strong community gardening programs through a participatory approach to community building.

 

To register for this workshop, click here.

 

To learn more about the Growing Communities workshops or to learn how to host one in your community, click here.


Growing Communities Training

San Diego, CA

Another successful ACGA Growing Communities Training was held in San Diego, California September 26th and 27th at the Peace Resource Center of San Diego. The event was hosted by the San Diego Community Garden Network and the Master Gardeners of San Diego. Over 45 persons attended the two day work shop conducted by ACGA President Bill Maynard of Sacramento, CA, and past board member Teague Weybright of Los Angeles, CA.

The workshop offered lectures, discussions, group work, breakout sessions, and networking. In addition to the training, attendees were treated to a tour of the center’s food garden, fabulous meals, a new (and local!) community garden film “Land and Freedom: Talking Food Systems”, and an end-of-training San Diego community gardeners panel discussion and dinner in the courtyard of the facility. New connections and friends were made as well as new seeds planted for some great projects.

If your group would like to host an ACGA training, contact the ACGA office to get more information on what it takes to bring an ACGA training to your city.

 

 


 

Metro Atlanta Urban Farm Welcomes ACGA to College Park, GA

San diego trainingCOLLEGE PARK, GA: On August 1st, 2014, the American Community Gardening Association relocated its headquarters to the site of Metro Urban Atlanta Farms in College Park, Georgia . Located ten minutes from downtown Atlanta and five minutes from Hartfield Jackson International Airport. The ACGA, which celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2014, continues to be North America’s leading source for education and advocacy related to community gardens as well as an excellent resource for locating or starting a community garden in your area.

Former ACGA president Bobby Wilson founded the Metro Atlanta Urban Farm in 2009 to meet the growing need for a farming model that could feed low-income populations in an urban setting. The MAUF model of high-quality low-cost agriculture combines farming and cooking education in the form of workshops, community meals, demonstration gardens, and programs targeted specifically at elder and at-risk youth populations. By sharing space with MAUF, the ACGA will be able to continue providing excellent regional trainings and resources, as well as entertaining possibilities for on-site learning and workshops.