ACGA Conference 2022
New Orleans October 6-9

The American Community Gardening Association invites all community gardeners and garden organizations, urban farmers, environmental stewards, and all friends who cultivate food and justice to join us for ACGA’s 2022 Conference in New Orleans.

ACGA conferences are unique, a place to meet and share ideas with community gardeners and garden organizations from across North America. They are informative, inspiring, and fun.


The dates are October 6 through October 9, 2022. It’s a beautiful time of year in the Big Easy, perfect weather for visiting gardens and enjoying NOLA’s legendary music and cuisine. Mark your calendars now, and watch this site for more information about attending, as well as about presenting. The conference is the perfect venue for sharing your stories and insights from your own garden and organization. See you in October!)

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High marks and ACGA's new annual report

As you consider your plans for end-of-year contributions to your favorite organizations, you not only want to make the world greener, healthier, and more just; you also want your money to be used wisely. Highly respected non-profit rating agency Guidestar has given ACGA its Siver rating for transparency. To find out more about what we are doing, read about us in our 2020 Annual Report, compiled by ACGA Board Member (and ardent birder) Marilu Lopez-Fretts. 


Community gardening

ACGA is a great place to ask questions and share perspectives about all aspects of community gardening. You can ask us directly via our contact form, post a note on our "Common Ground" forum, buy copies of our annual magazine addressing different community garden topics at our shop, or visit our Tool Shed page for links and references.  Last but not least, you can post your garden or find a garden using our interactive garden map.

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. . . by presenting at the conference

ACGA invites you to present at our 2022 conference in New Orleans. It’s a perfect opportunity to share insights and swap ideas with fellow community garden leaders. Workshops are 50 minutes long, and cover community gardening topics from working with volunteers, to fundraising, to making our gardens more environmentally friendly, to traditional foods and how to cook and grow them, and more. Each presentation receives a $100 credit to apply to registration fees. Click on the application link to apply to lead a workshop or present a poster at the conference:


Fred Conrad, ACGA Treasurer and compost master, shares his hands-on experience with gardeners, step-by-step. Photo: Charlie Monroe.

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Fort Valley State University Mobile Information Technology Center will head to NOLA for the ACGA Conference, October 6-9, 2022


The mobile information Technology Center is a high-tech computer classroom housed in a 72-foot semitrailer with twenty individual training stations on board.


Community Gardeners and Farmers will get an opportunity to explore and learn ways of improving your garden or farm with up-to-date technology. This is just one of the exciting things that will take place at the conference.

ACGA is delighted to welcome Alabama A&M University and its sister schools to the New Orleans conference team.

Photo: E' licia L. Chaverest,  M.S., (left) Assistant Director of the Small Farms Research Center at Alabama A&M University, who is arranging the Mobile Technology Center visit, with ACGA President Cathy Walker, of the Metro Atlanta Urban Farm.

Alabama Mobile Info Tech Center coming to ACGA 2022 conference