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 well!
Take care and plan ahead for safety when working in a community garden. Here’s a list of resources to help you take the right steps and plan ahead to avoid accidents and hazards. Brownfields and Urban Agriculture: Interim Guide for Safe Gardening Practices [PDF]: A report of the US EPA, this document is a condensation of […]
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 protecting […]
Who is shining a spotlight on and sharing information about community gardening? Here’s a running collection of media stories, in print, on TV, and on the internet, about how community gardening is improving the lives of people across the continent! Nelson Mandela – Prisoner, Rooftop Food Gardener: Excerpt from Nelson Mandela’s Autobiography Long Walk to […]
Here is a list of resources that will help address basic questions about community gardening and horticulture.
Do you have limited space around you, but plenty above? Gardening on rooftops is a growing trend, especially in urban locations, and there is an increasing number of links and resources available to help you plant a successful harvest above your head.
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.
Gardening with children is a great way to teach them about fresh fruits and vegetables, and it’s also a practical, tangible way to teach them about issues important to your community and the environment. No matter whether the garden is around the corner or in the schoolyard, gardening with children is a perfect way to […]
Interested in research on community gardens and greening? Here is ACGA’s collection of links to studies and reports about how community garden programs benefit their communities, are being implemented, and affect their surroundings!
Want to start 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! Community Gardening Management Toolkit, compiled by Betsy Johnson for the Springfield Food Policy Council Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening […]