American Community Gardening Association

Rating: 4.9 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Food, Environment, Water

Location: 1777 East Broad St. Columbus OH 43203 USA

Mission: To foster the creation, development, and expansion of community gardens throughout the US and Canada in order to improve people's quality of life through well-developed methods of social interaction, self-reliance, and healthy eating habits while at the same time reducing people's food budgets and neighborhood blight, and, finally, assisting community and economic development efforts by beautifying neighborhoods, producing nutritious food, conserving resources and creating opportunities for recreation, exercise, therapy and education.
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Rating: 5 stars  

The ACGA provides a wonderful variety of services for people who manage or want to learn more about community gardens. They sponsor conferences that provide a great opportunity for community garden folk to network and learn from each other and from experts in the "field". Their list serve offers a wonderful exchange of information about community gardening, school gardens and general gardenening resources.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending ACGA conferences and participating in the list serve.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make the list serve - which comes in the forms of e-mails - less cluttered with the same information statements being repeated again and again when there is a string of responses.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As creating community gardens as become the rage, this organization offers over 30 years of experience in starting and SUSTAINING community gardens. Check out the material on their
website!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting ideas from others and learning community organizing and leadership development training

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have it have a larger staff; regional groups; and more influence in Washington DC.

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