Start a Community Garden
No space to garden? Community gardens give everyone a place to grow
Would you like to have your very own flower or vegetable garden, but need a place to plant it? Are you interested helping people in your town or neighborhood find a place to garden?
We support community gardening efforts through the Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN) and the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA), a trusted gardening resource. ACGA is the oldest community gardening association in the United States and its mission is to help create sustainable community gardens by providing education and resources.
Find a Community Garden Nearby
ACGA has a directory of community gardens on its web site. Search by zip, city or state to find gardens all over the U.S. and Canada. The directory includes detailed information on each garden, including location, contact information, events and garden amenities.
Want to Start a Community Garden?
Growing Communities is a two-day, hands-on workshop where participants learn strategies that community organizers use to develop dynamic leaders and create strong gardening programs.
You can also send the ACGA a message via their website to find out if a workshop has been scheduled in your area.
ACGA has created a series of tip sheets that feature best practices from community gardens throughout the country.
Want to Learn More?
You can help support ACGA's good work and receive their inspiring and informative newsletters by becoming a member — $45 annual fee. ACGA's annual Membership Conference brings together hundreds of people from across the United States, Canada and abroad who are engaged in all aspects of gardening and greening. The conference includes hands-on workshops, keynote speakers, a film festival, and visits to parks, school and community gardens.
Research on Community Gardening
The benefits of community gardening, such as creating open space and fresh food, can't always be measured quantitatively. But, did you know that community gardens can reduce crime and increase property values, especially in urban neighborhoods?
Gardener's Supply is a committed, long-term corporate sponsor of the American Community Gardening Association.
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