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American Community Gardening Association
March 14, 2011

In my work in Northern Virginia I have been able to utilize the resources of ACGA and their staff to help residents develop community gardening projects. We have started up pilot community gardens in a non-English, Spanish speaking community in Arlington VA, and for an African American community in Alexandria. The materials and resources have been used by Master Gardeners, food bank volunteers, Cooperative Extension staff and urban agriculture proponents to lead residents to better nutrition, knowledge of good water and land stewardship practices, and to greater community viability. It has been a pleasure to work with the board and to share in ACGA's success.

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

Board members and staff of ACGA helped to put on a Growing Communities workshop in Northern Virginia that was attended by people from 5 states including Texas and Georgia and the District of Columbia. It was a great success and I am looking forward to following up with participants to see how they have utilized the training.

Ways to make it better...

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

Find a way to funnel great amounts of money to them so that they can expand their work into more outreach efforts across all of North America.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I led helped train Master Gardeners in educational materials provided by ACGA.