In fact, ACGA and CFSC have been in close touch and
working cooperatively for many years. Community Gardens are but only one
segment (although a key one) in the overall community food security
Many ACGAers are on CFSC's Urban Agriculture
Committee and Roger Cooley, who chairs that committee and is on the CFSC board
will soon (if elected) be on the ACGA board as well. Jeanette Abi-Nader
who was the primary staff lead on developing ACGA's Growing Communities
Curriculum is currently working for CFSC and providing a bridge between
their training programs and ours. Otherwise, ACGA is currently
focusing on capacity-building fund-raising so that we can also bolster our
advocacy ability along with CFSC.
ACGA is also building relationship with other key
"sister" organizations as well, such as the National Gardening Association and
City Parks Alliance.
Betsy Johnson, ACGA