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Cultivating Community

For those of you who aren't ACGA members (and why aren't you?) or have not
received your copy in the mail,

The ACGA is proud to announce the publication of our latest resource guide,
Principles and Practices for
Community Gardening As a Community-Building Tool
by Karen Payne and Deborah Fryman

 Authors Karen Payne and Deborah Fryman explore basic principles and values
that underlie successful community empowerment programs of any kind, and
illustrate how these principles have been applied to community gardens
across the country. The document showcases how community gardening programs
can advance community development, empower local leadership and nurture
families, strengthen economic development and improve overall quality of

Funded by the Annie B. Casey Foundation, it is intended as a resource for
individuals, organizations and coalition whose specific aim is to use
gardens to empower people by building their skill and confidence to
transform their lives and their communities. Cultivating Community provides
useful tips on how to approach community gardening as an organizing tool and
highlights specific practices and activities that have been proven to work.
Stories and case studies from community gardens around the United Sates are

"Cultivating Community" is available for $10 (US) each or for a bulk rate of
$8 for orders of 10 or more copies. To order please send a US check or money
order, payable to;

The American Community Garden Association
100 N. 20th Street, 5th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495

Please make sure to include your correct name, title, organization, complete
mailing address as well as phone, fax and email address. Also note the total
number of copies ordered and total amount included.

Please post this announcement to other organizations that might find
"Cultivating Community "  useful.

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