American Community Gardening Association Conference - Call for Proposals

For full details visit The American Community Gardening Association's website.

The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is currently seeking proposals (including successful school gardening programs and garden education, both formal and non-formal) for its 37th annual conference, August 4-7, 2016 in Cleveland, OH.

ACGA is a non-profit organization of professionals and volunteers who seek to build community by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada. Those submitting proposals for workshops and panels are encouraged to use the following themes or related topics:

Planting the Seeds for Future Gardeners
The next generation of gardeners and farmers begins with you! How do you educate and connect with youth through urban agriculture?

Cultivating Community
An urban agriculture project is only as strong as the community that supports it! Creating community trust and strong partnerships keep a project going. In what creative ways do you work with your community?

Measuring Success
Measuring success is different for every urban agriculture project. But how do you effectively measure positive project outcomes? Share your research on the impact and worth of urban agriculture.

The Whole Picture
Does your research or urban agriculture project address food, educational, or health systems? Let us know how your work has influenced these areas either locally or nationally.

Policy and Asset Mapping
Policy, regulations, and zoning can all influence urban agriculture projects. How has your urban agriculture project been impacted? How has your organization or project impacted local policies or regulations?

Garden Basics and Beyond
From seed saving to weeds, share your urban agriculture knowledge! What tips and tricks have you learned while growing your project?

Growing Green
Whether it’s a market garden, farmers market, or value added products share what you’ve learned about producing a profit from your urban agricultural project.

Proposals due February 8, 2016.

For full details visit The American Community Gardening Association's website