ACGA is currently seeking member involvement in its committee work. Committees typically meet monthly via teleconference call. Meetings usually take no more than an hour. For more information, send an email with the name of the particular committee you are interested in to firstname.lastname@example.org or email the committee chairperson by clicking on their names below.
Education & Training Committee
- Chairwoman: Nicole Kitchens
If you have an interest in publications, writing, design, or photography, we invite you to join us as we produce our annual publication, Community Greening Review. We are in the early stages planning for our 2014 edition and are seeking additional members to assist us in the development.
Additionally, we are currently in the process of reviewing our Growing Communities Curriculum and Workshops. If you have used the curriculum, participated or facilitated a workshop, we would love your feedback as we strive to update the curriculum to ensure it is still relevant and effective.
- Chairwoman: Cordalie Benoit
If you have an interest in finance, budgeting, and bookkeeping, this is the committee for you! In the last several years, the Finance Committee has helped ACGA to create a new budget and to implement cost-saving measures to increase its efficiency. This committee is responsible for making sure that ACGA is a strong, viable organization with the financial wherewithal to pursue in mission today, tomorrow, next week, and for years to come.
- Chairwoman: Bill Maynard
Vetting leads, researching new opportunities, and connecting funding opportunities with our programs, the Grants & Fundraising Committee is a vital part of ACGA’s team. If you have an interest in pursuing and making connections with those who want to help ACGA pursue its mission, then this is the committee for you!
- Chairman: Lukan Paulus
What does it mean to be a member of ACGA? How can ACGA better serve its members? What are ways that ACGA can reach out to potential new members? How can ACGA’s website better serve both members and the general public? If you have an interest in participating in these discussions, we invite you to join this committee.
- Chairwoman: Sandy Pernitz
This committee works to influence public policy to encourage governments (local, state, federal) to increase support and resources for urban agriculture, including community gardening, and greening projects. The monthly calls enable sharing of policy activities and needs, including related to composting, the Farm Bill, and organizing for statewide action.
The Public Policy Committee is also a forum that allows researchers and practitioners who are interested in furthering community garden research and its dissemination with a long-term goal of determining a research agenda for ACGA and ideas of how ACGA can support this agenda. We meet monthly and will start each call with a highlight of current research that is happening.
- Chairwoman: Nancy Kohn
Are you interested in helping ensuring the sustainability of ACGA? Do you have an interest in partnership development or human resources? If so, join the ACGA Organizational Wellness Committee.