American Community Gardening Association

“A sustainable community in every garden.” — ACGA
Dr. Michelle Boone-Thornton, F.O.O.T Foundation consultant and adjunct professor at Saint Leo University human services department represented Family Restoration Services and the F.O.O.T Foundation at the 37th Annual American Community Garden Association Conference held on August 4-7, 2016 at the University of Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio. The presentation was entitled “Growing Successful Families and Community Cohesion.” The purpose of each presentation, as set by the ACGA, states that presenters will demonstrate how community garden is used to teach life sustaining skills, heal broken families, treat mental health disorders, and align city offices and community organizations that provide health and wellness. The association further states that the garden is the backdrop for the community workshops and events and is vital to the therapeutic process.
About American Community Gardening Association
The Mission of the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is to build community by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada.
The ACGA is a binational nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers, and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities. The association recognizes that community gardening improves people’s quality of life by providing a catalyst for neighborhood and community development, stimulating social interaction, encouraging self-reliance, beautifying neighborhoods, producing nutritious food, reducing family food budgets, and conserving resources while creating opportunities for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education.
ACGA and its member organizations work to promote and support all aspects of community food and ornamental gardening, urban forestry, preservation and management of open space, and integrated planning and management of developing urban and rural lands.
The association supports community gardening by facilitating the formation and expansion of state and regional community gardening networks; developing resources in support of community gardening; and, encouraging research and conducting educational programs.

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