Starting a community garden in your hometown?  ACGA offers a wealth of resources to help you, and we’ve provided a list of additional resources from across the web below!

  • Brownfield Remediation: Solutions for Urban Agriculture.
  • City Farmer: The most comprehensive site on the internet about urban agriculture, community gardening and sustainable agriculture.
  • Community Garden Start-Up Guide: From the Common Ground program of University of California Cooperative Extension in Los Angeles [PDF].
  • Creating Community Gardens, by Dorothy Johnson, Executive Director, & Rick Bonlender, MN Green Coordinator, Minnesota State Horticultural Society Minnesota State Horticultural Society, 1970 Folwell Avenue, #161, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108.
  • How Does Our Garden Grow? A Guide to Community Garden Success: An extensive manual on garden start up by ACGA Board member Laura Berman.
  • Community Gardening Toolkit: From the University of Missouri Extension
  • Urban Community Gardens: Includes sections on benefits, getting started, organizations, funding, articles & publications, and gardens.
  • Urban Gardening Program: The Coordinator’s Book,The Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension Service
  • A Handbook of Community Gardening: By Boston Urban Gardeners, edited by Susan Naimark. Published in 1982 by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York ISBN 0-684-17466-9 — Out of print – may be available through used booksellers.

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