The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) links over 2000 gardens across the US and Canada. There isn't "one right way" to garden in community. Instead, there are lots of right answers. We find strength, sustainability, and resilience in the diversity of our gardens and members. Visit "About us" to find out more. One thing is certain. Nobody can do a community garden alone. Gardeners need one another. Join us.
ABOUT COMMUNITY GARDENING
JOIN THE ACGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Share your wisdom with the community gardening movement
Nominations are now open for the Board of Directors of the American Community Gardening Association. If you are an ACGA member, you may nominate a fellow member for our 2021 election (including yourself.) We are looking for people actively involved in community gardening, from sponsors to grassroots gardeners, especially those with nonprofit board experience and deep familiarity with ACGA.
Please email ACGA’s Secretary Fred Conrad at firstname.lastname@example.org for a nomination form and more information. Deadline for nominations is November 15, 2021.
HOST THE ACGA 2022
Celebrate your local gardens with this community opportunity
The American Community Gardening Association is taking applications from cities and towns to serve as the host of ACGA’s 2022 annual conference. Our hope is to hold an in-person event with appropriate COVID safety measures, as we did in 2021. There’s nothing like ACGA’s conferences for community gardeners, as a place to learn, discover new strategies, and network with gardeners from just about everywhere. Host communities benefit, too. The event traditionally takes place in mid-late summer or early fall. To find out more, please send an email to email@example.com . Application deadline is December 15, 2021.
Photo Don Boekelheide, ACGA: Local garden tour at the 2021 ACGA conference in Hampton, Virginia.
GIVE THE GIFT OF ACGA
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Give an ACGA membership as a gift this holiday season
As we come into the holiday season, a time of giving thanks and giving gifts, consider gifting your garden friends with a paid membership to ACGA. It’s easy to do - simply sign them up on our membership page. Their membership will actively support the cause of community gardening, and open the door to active participation - attending a conference, enrolling in a training, or volunteering for an ACGA committee or project. (You can arrange with Santa to gift yourself with membership, too.)
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.
ACGA RATES GUIDESTAR SILVER STATUS
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.