ACGA is happy to announce the 2015 Call for Articles for the Community Greening Review. This year’s theme will be Immigrant and Refugee Gardens. Submissions can be in the form of (1) a feature article proposal, including research and bibliographies, (2) shorter articles in the form of reports, essays, case studies, interviews, or how-to pieces, […]
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.
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 […]
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 to learn more! National Organizations American Farmland Trust The Trust for Public Lands USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Local/Regional Organizations Foothills Land Conservancy: Southern Appalachian Mountains, TN. The Park […]
Everyone can be involved in community gardening, no matter their age or physical or mental ability! Below is a set of resources that you can use to help make your garden and programs universally accessible to all people.
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!