ACGA has been helping start community gardens throughout North America for decades, and we’ve collected the very best advice here to help you. Check out this set of guides to help you organize a community garden in your own hometown! What Good Is Community Greening? Insurance for Community Gardens 14 Good Reasons for Community Gardens […]
Looking for other resources to help your community garden? Here is a list of outside links that cover a range of topics, with a special focus on help for non-profits and charity organizations.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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? Rooftop gardening is a growing trend, especially in urban locations, and there are 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 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.
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 […]