We read Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg and believe that only librarians will love this book more than community gardeners.
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, we love sharing your community gardening stories via our e-newsletter. You can submit your stories to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can also share them at these great websites!
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 […]
Share Gardening offers challenges and rewards, so it’s best to seek out the answers to questions you may have about the plants, soil, and other characteristics and aspects of our gardens. Check ACGA’s collection of articles on gardening and the experience of gardening.
Share Community gardening can incorporate the triple-bottom-line goal of sustainability – to provide benefits that combine the environment, economic development, and social equity. ACGA is committed to helping advance sustainability, and we are working on compiling a solid list of resources to help you and your community garden’s efforts to reach that triple-bottom line, as […]
Share Interested in learning more about the people and organizations that are fighting to preserve land in your neighborhood and from coast to coast? Check out these groups dedicated to open land preservation to learn more! National Organizations American Farmland Trust: The mission of American Farmland Trust is to save the land that sustains us by […]
Who is shining a spotlight on and sharing information about community gardening? Here’s a running collection of media stories about how community gardening is improving the lives of people across the globe! A Brief History of Grassroots Greening in NYC: By Sarah Ferguson. Jon Rowley’s Patch Garden & Million Flower Memorial Garden Fund. Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Feb. 2002. […]
Share Everyone can be involved in community gardening, no matter who they are! Below is a set of resources that you can use to help make your garden and programs universally accessible to all people, including seniors and people with varying levels of ability.
Starting your own vegetable plants from seed makes a lot of sense for community gardeners. For the modest price of a seed packet, a community garden group can grow more than enough tomatoes or peppers for an average vacant lot-sized garden. That’s not all – you also have a potential educational benefit if you can get kids involved in the process, and you can grow choice varieties–especially heirlooms–rarely available in garden centers. You can also time your growing so you’ve got top quality seedlings ready to go at the best time for your particular gardens.
Learn great ways to garden with children!