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, we love sharing your community gardening stories via our e-newsletter. You can submit your stories to us at, and you can also share them at these great websites! 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

Sustainability Resources

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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 […] Read More

Community Gardening in the Media


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. […] Read More

Three Key Hints for Starting Your Own Seeds


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. Read More