ACGA is dedicated to bringing the community gardening and greening movement up to date information. We do this through periodic publications. The Community Gardener Newsletter comes out seasonally, and includes articles and helpful hints about community gardening. The annual Community Greening Review journal "digs deeper" into our field by integrating community garden news, practical information, research and legislative updates, and garden success stories into a journal focused around a single theme. Our Cultivating Communities: Principles & Practices, library of monographs, and Growing Communities curriculum offer how-to information to help garden organizations develop and succeed.
All of the Publications listed below were previously mailed to our members. To join ACGA and receive your own subscription to the "Community Gardener magazine" and "Community Greening Review", click here. All of our other publications, including "How to Start a Community Garden" and "Cultivating Communities" can be purchased from our online store. Members receive a discount on all purchases. Click here to review our offerings.
The Community Gardener Newsletter
The Community Gardener is ACGA's quarterly publication. The newsletter includes articles and photographs about ACGA activities and up-coming events, a book or film review, a community gardener profile, reproducible ""10 Tips" sheets, exemplary community garden programs, and more.
Stay up to date on the latest and the best in the community gardening movement.
- E-Newsletter - Recent Editions - E-Newsletter
- Community Gardener, January 2008 (PDF)
- Community Gardener, August 2007 (PDF)
- Community Gardener, June 2007 (PDF)
- Community Gardener, Spring 2007 (PDF)
- Community Gardener, Winter 2006 (PDF)
- Community Gardener, Fall 2006 (PDF)
- Community Gardener, June 2006 (PDF)
- Community Gardener, March 2006 (PDF)
- Community Gardener, December 2005 (PDF)
- Community Gardener, August 2005 (PDF)
- Community Gardener, May 2005 (PDF)
- Community Gardener, February 2005 (PDF)
- Community Gardener, Fall 2002 (PDF)
Community Greening Review
The Community Greening Review is ACGA's annual publication, featuring a topic of interest to the community gardening world as well as to the academic, professional, non-governmental, and governmental worlds. As one of the key benefits of membership in ACGA the Community Greening Review forms an integral part of the education of all those interested in growing the community garden movement.
Released in January 2006, the 25th Anniversary Edition of the Community Greening Review is a 160-page assortment of the best articles from Community Greening Reviews and its predecessor publications, Journal of Community Gardening, over the past 25 years. The publication is available for purchase in our STORE.
The 1999 and 2000 editions of the Community Greening Review can be downloaded below. For additional articles please check the ARTICLES page.
ACGA ONLINE VIDEO
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NATIONAL COMMUNITY GARDENING SURVEY (1998)
Over the years, the American Community Gardening Association has published a number of research monographs on a variety of topics, for the purpose of increasing the body of knowledge about community gardening, community gardens and community gardeners in North America.
National Community Garden Survey 1998
The factors that determine why a garden lasts are complex and difficult to capture in a brief survey. It is hoped, however, that at least a record of which gardens are lasting can be made, and point to some possible relationships. The survey is an attempt to record a snapshot of today's community garden condition across the country, particularly with the changes in policy and funding that have been occurring since the 1980s. It will also provide comparative information to a previous survey. The national survey was mailed to more than 40 cities, to people on the ACGA organizational member list and included managers of gardening programs, cooperative extension departments, recycling programs, greening programs and various other garden related agencies. This survey is an excerpt from Suzanne Monroe-Santos' thesis on longevity in urban community gardens and is being published as one of a series of monographs by the Publications / Education Committee of the American Community Gardening Association.