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Re: new and forming

  • Subject: Re: [cg] new and forming
  • From: Adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 21:08:27 EST


Good luck!  You contacted the listserv of the American Community Gardening 
Association ("ACGA"), the voice of 10,000 community gardens throughout the 
United States and Canada. 

A definition: "A community garden is a public garden created by some members 
of a community for the use and enjoyment of the community as a whole. It 
usually is developed on waste or borrowed land, may be just food producing, a 
public garden or a mixture of both. Unlike centrally planned municipal parks, 
community gardens grow organically from the neighborhoods they are gardens because 
of their ad-hoc nature are vulnerable and extremely accountable to the 
neighborhoods they serve. They have to "earn 
 their stripes," every season,  in the community's perception." 

For starters, please go to the ACGA website,  American Community Gardening 
Association which has a wealth of information on all kinds of community garden 
topics garnered the "hard way," over decades - "invented wheels" in other 
words.  Please take any of the "wheels" that you think "will fit your wagon," and 
roll with them. 

One area of the site that should be of interest to you is - "Starting a 
Community Garden,"  ACGA: Starting a CG , a generic laying out of process in 
organizing a community garden. But just making yourself a pot of your favorite hot 
beverage, sipping as you go from one page to another on the ACGA website, and 
printing up the pages you want, will give you so very, very much. 

There are a number of fantastic ACGA publications to buy, cheaper, of course 
if you join the ACGA ( entry is the price of a pizza and beer - $25) and this 
listserv is read by hundreds of great community gardeners almost 

In Florida links -  

1)Sarasota Community Gardens:


2) Gainsville Community Gardens: 


3) Here is the website of my 27 year old home garden in NYC, the Clinton 
Community Garden, that has our govenrnance documents and guidelines as pages - 
please feel free to use any of those "invented wheels," if you want -  Clinton 
Community Garden 

4) I've attached a talk and bibliography of CG sources that will probably 
attach OK to your yahoo address, but not to the listserv mailing. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitiate to address them to this 
listserv, and it would be an amazingly good thing - and great karma for your 
garden, if you joined the ACGA..

Adam Honigman
 Clinton Community Garden 

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