Sustainability Resources

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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

Safety Resources

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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 […] Read More

Resources for Open Land Preservation

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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 […] Read More

Community Gardening in the Media

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Who is shining a spotlight on and sharing information about community gardening?  Here’s a running collection of news 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 […] Read More