The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is a bi-national nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities. The Association recognizes that community gardening improves the quality of life for people by providing a catalyst for neighborhood and community development, stimulating social interaction, encouraging self-reliance, beautifying neighborhoods, producing nutritious food, reducing family food budgets, conserving resources and creating opportunities for recreation, exercise, therapy and education.
ACGA membership offers: Access to the entire community gardening... community via the ACGA listserv Free, monthly electronic newsletters listing grants available, events featured throughout US/Canada, book reviews, member profiles, etc Quarterly, printed newsletters "Community Gardener" Free, monthly teleconference calls on a variety of subject relevant to the community gardener Free, yearly ACGA member calendar Free subscription to Organic Gardening magazine Discounts with selected merchants
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