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!
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! 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 Handbook Community […]
Check out this page for a large, up-to-date, and growing list of resources from around the corner, around the web, and around the continent!
ACGA, in its effort to improve the knowledge and practice of community gardening, has formed a Research Committee, which is open to all members. For more information on how to be involved with the Research Committee please email email@example.com. Our 2009 Greening Review and previous editions of the Greening Review feature topics of interest to […]
For a list of current funding opportunities, updated monthly, sign up for our e-newsletter. IOBY If you’ve ever considered the possibility of crowd-funding to support your community garden or urban farm but weren’t sure how to start, the answer is now in your backyard. ioby.org, an environmental nonprofit, has just announced its national expansion after a […]
With many thanks to member organizations, ACGA offers articles covering many different topics related to community gardening. Please check out some of our most popular articles below, and please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any suggestions for additional articles we should post. Garden Organizing General Gardening/Horticulture Diversity & Inclusion
Get answers to some frequently asked questions about community gardening!
Every month, ACGA sends out an e-newsletter to share the latest information, trends, research, and articles related to community gardening! Below is an archive of old newsletters from between 2002 and 2008.
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.
Use these tips to build support and protection for your garden from a variety of stakeholders and local leaders!