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American Community Gardening Association National Conference

Thursday, July 27, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, July 30, 2017 (All day)
Hartford, CT

ACGA 2017 CONNecting to our Roots (map centered on Connecticut)The 2017 conference will focus on the following themes:


  • Cultivating Community and Social Justice

  • Gardening and Running a Community Garden Basics

  • Youth and School Gardening

  • Innovative Programs, Policy, and New Directions


ACGA has not held a conference in New England since 2007. The conference will be held at Capital Community College in the midst of downtown with numerous hotel options within walking distance.  

Longer workshops on Thursday afternoon

Network Reception at the elegant Society Room Thursday evening

Mark Winne, national Food Policy Council consultant, founder Hartford and Connecticut Food Policy Councils

Workshops covering cutting edge horticulture practices to community gardening start-up and sustainability to school/youth gardening curricula to innovative
health and workplace programs, and MORE

Friday evening films at City Steam

Choice of all-day Tour excursions to major community gardening and urban agriculture programs in Connecticut and Massachusetts, including a bicycle
tour option in Hartford

Saturday evening Gala with silent auction and music

Sunday morning intensives

Networking, networking, and networking.

How Much:  $320 (members) to $360 (non-member) conference registration.

Registration is now open!

There are “a la carte” options for the conference if you can’t make it to the whole thing!

Hotel options at Hartford Hilton, Hartford Holiday Inn, Residence Inn, and Hartford Radisson.

Check out for more details!

Easy access via train or plane (Bradley airport).

Featured image courtesy of Shelburne Orchards.