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Building a Community thorugh Gardening – ROA Community Garden Association–509406521.html

Article from WDBJ7 (Roanoke-CBS) on the Roanoke Community Garden Association

Anna Copplestone, director of the ROA Community Garden Association, joined us in May for our community conversation disussing the 4 community gardens across the city and the connection with Carilion Health.

Click here to access the May Community Conversation (webinar).  



Sprout the Network!

Join us as we sprout the Virginia Community Garden Network!

We are offering Webinars to share online conversations & learning opportunities held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 9am.

Our schedule for the next few months: 

  • May 22nd
  • June 26th
  • July 24th
  • Aug 28th

The connection info will be posted via the listserv.  Looking to Join?

JOIN US  by going to

If you can’t join us LIVE, check out the Webinars tab above to connect to our archived recordings.

Webinar #3: Shared Resource Folder – Tool-Kits, Produce Safety in the Garden, and Herbicide Injury

In case you missed our last webinar, here are the topics we discussed (click on the links below to view each PDF).  We hold monthly webinars on the last Tuesday of each month at 9am.   If you would like more info, Please join our listserv.

Virginia Community Garden Network Shared Resources Folder


If you would like to view the recording, you can do so here: Play recording

We are excited to introduce our new Virginia Community Garden Network Website (this page) which can be found here:

This is where we will post resources and past webinars. Feel free to post a question or comment and share with your fellow gardeners!

In the next webinar, we will be learning more about the Salem Fresh Ideas donation garden. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you,   The VACGN Team

Membership Resources

Hi Folks!  We want to connect with you ~  Below you will find ways to join our listserv, Google Folder for sharing resources, and the VA Community Garden Directory.  

Click apply for membership


  • Google folder for sharing resources on different topics facing community gardens


  • VA Community Garden Directory: Development of asset inventory and a map of community gardens in Virginia. Currently, reached over 20 community gardens across VA.

How to Join the Directory and the Map?  Check out these 2 links below.

  1. Please take our Mapping Survey to collect data on your community garden
  2. Once the survey is completed, it will create an icon on the Google Map!
  3.  *** Some do not want to be included in the map, NO PROBLEM!  We would still love to collect your info and work with you and your community garden.

Click Here to take Our Mapping Survey

Click Here to Link to Map


For more info and questions – Email us at:

Welcome to the Virginia Community Garden Network!

community garden

The Virginia Community Garden Network is a new platform to engage and share info, resources, news, and events related to community gardens across the commonwealth. The budding network is building an interactive listserv, shared resources folder, and a statewide community gardening mapping component.

We seek your participation in this network as we create new content and resources for all of us working in community gardens across Virginia.