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What are Community Gardens?

According to the ACGA (American Community Gardening Association), a community garden is any piece of land gardened by a group of people. Community gardens come in many shapes and sizes. They can be located with another use—like a church, school, or community center—or on a lot all by themselves. They can grow everything from fruits and vegetables, to herbs and decorative flowers, and everything in between. In Topeka, they could even be maintained by just one person. One thing all these gardens have in common is bringing people together and promoting a fun, healthy, engaging, and interactive neighborhood asset.

What are other cities doing?

Lawrence, KS
Kansas City
   Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition
   Kansas City Community Gardens
   Cultivate Kansas City

Springfield, MO
   Springfield Community Gardens

Ft. Collins, CO
Portland, OR
Austin, TX

Where can I go to learn more about local gardens or community gardens in general?

Shawnee County Extension Agency
Topeka Common Ground
Kansas Community Gardens
American Community Gardening Association

Where are Topeka’s community gardens?

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