Share Your Gardening Stories


Whether you’d like to share about a special heirloom strain you cultivated from your grandparents’ farm or tell the story about how your community garden started and has grown, you can share them at these great websites! Smithsonian Gardens – Community of Gardens Whether you’re an avid gardener or just enjoy taking in the sights and sounds […] Read More

Tips for Community Garden Leaders and Organizers

Share Running and organizing a community garden is rewarding and challenging. We’ve put together a handy infographic with tips to help you lead the way!   Want more? Try these great tips from former ACGA board member LaManda Joy, author, speaker, and food gardening evangelist. She is the founder/president of Peterson Garden Project, an educational […] Read More

Environmental Education in the Community Garden

The American Community Gardening Association and member organization Peterson Garden Project  have been working since 2012 on a grant that promotes environmental education in the community garden setting. Due to funding delays, the program began in earnest in 2014. (Note: Another program in this grant was conducted with member organization Metro Atlanta Urban Farm in […] Read More

Paying for a College Education through Agricultural Training


Paying for a college education with agricultural training A Debt Free Road to “New York City” Charles Magee, PhD, Professor Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering (BASE) Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) New York City, one of the world’s greatest metropolis, and a city where one can find love, joy, happiness, sadness, and all the […] Read More

2014 Community Greening Review

The Community Greening Review has gone paperless! All the articles and insights you love without the guilt.  Download your copy today! Greening Review 2014 – Vol. 19 Articles in this issue include: POLICY Food Justice and Local Zoning Policy: A Collaborative System Tommy Bleasdale COMMUNITY FOOD ACCESS Common Goals, Uncommon Paths: Community Gardens in Rural and […] Read More

Sample Evaluation Tools

Success can be measured in more ways than just the number of heads of lettuce or bunches of carrots!  Having members of your community garden participate in evaluations will help you better understand the good work going on in your community garden, and it will help you improve areas where members see room for growth. […] Read More