Community Garden Start-Up Resources

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Share 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 […] Read More

Research

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Share Our 2009 Greening Review and previous editions of the Greening Review feature topics of interest to the community gardening world as well as to the academic, professional, non-governmental, and governmental worlds. The 2009 edition and the 1999 – 2003 editions of the Community Greening Review can be downloaded below. The 25th Anniversary edition is […] Read More

Funding Opportunities

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Share Seed Money SeedMoney is a great way to catapult your garden’s sustainable fundraising plan. They are offering Challenge Grants and Merit Grants. “Challenge Grants” will be awarded to the first 75 projects that are able to raise $600 via their crowdfunding pages during SeedMoney’s 30-day challenge period running from November 15 to December 15. “Merit Grants” are […] Read More

Three Key Hints for Starting Your Own Seeds

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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. Read More