American Community Gardening Association Research Committee

Philadelphia, PA (September 1, 1992)- The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA), in its effort to improve the knowledge and practice of community gardening, has formed a Research Committee, which is open to all members.

In 1992, ACGA published an initial Research Agenda for the Impact of Community Greening. The Agenda identified seven areas in need of research and development:
* Effect of community greening projects on property values.
* Relationship of community greening projects and programs to city wide Open space policies and plans.
* Participatory planning and design approaches and techniques.
* Community gardening as an individual empowerment tool.
* Development of constituencies for community greening.
* Community greening to building social cohesiveness.
* Community gardens as a meeting place for different cultural groups.
Download the American Community Gardening Association Research Agenda.
For more information or to get involved, contact the ACGA Research Committee.