Community Gardening Resources

Most communities are full of people who would like to make a difference. I hope you find these community gardening resources helpful. Take the time to survey your community to discover what is already being done. This is the resource page for Starting a Community Garden

All-America City Program — The All-America City Award recognizes communities that leverage civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness and innovation to successfully address local issues.

American Horticultural Society — Gardening education for all skill levels, source of gardening information, events, activities.

Association for Volunteer Administration — Advances volunteerism & enhances quality of life locally & globally by engaging leaders of volunteers through professional development, networking, & quality products & services.

Federation to Promote Horticulture for Disabled People (FPHDP) Horticultural Therapy — Horticultural Therapy programs can have a profound effect on a person’s well-being – socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and spiritually. They can also help people gain necessary skills and confidence to enter or re-enter an employment or volunteer position as well as engaging with the world and other people in a more fulfilling way.

National Crime Prevention Council – McGruff Strategies Center — Resource center & online forum where communities share crime prevention stories, promoting cooperation & coordination among criminal justice, social, economic, family & other community systems.

National Gardening Association — Promotes home, school & community gardening as a way to connect people, plants & the environment.

National Garden Month — Program of the National Gardening Association.

National Wildlife Federation — Provides individuals, organizations, businesses & government with accessible, hands-on conservation education & action opportunities, leadership training & development, educational curriculum, information outreach & networking opportunities. Home of Backyard Wildlife Habitat & Schoolyard Habitat programs.

Points of Light Foundation — Believing that sustained (long term) commitment by volunteers is the best way to make a significant difference in the lives of others, the foundation’s goal is to engage everyone, from every walk of life, in volunteering.

U.S. Conference of Mayors — Variety of initiatives from cities across the U.S.

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"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease" ~ Thomas Jefferson

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