2023 Annual Fund
APGA Rosette

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FY2023 Annual Report

Fiscal year 2023 saw many changes for the American Public Gardens Association. The return of in-person events, increased staff turnover, a leadership change, and one-time financial hits brought new challenges and opportunities.
This year’s Annual Report tells the Association’s story for FY2023.

RFP: 2025 Strategic Planning Consultant

The Association is accepting proposals from individuals and firms to facilitate the development of the organization’s next Strategic Plan launching in January 2025. The successful applicant will facilitate a comprehensive planning process, engaging a wide variety of stakeholders including board members, staff, Association leaders and members, partners, and sponsors to create a robust Strategic Plan to guide the organization for the next three – five years.
Learn more.

DISASTER READINESS: upcoming workshops

How ready is your Public Garden to face extreme weather events and worsening natural hazards? Have you connected with your local emergency management community?

Learn the key steps for disaster planning

Gain valuable guidance from our Disaster Readiness Specialists

Gather with peers from your region to discuss challenges and successes

Identify how to support each other before, during, and after a disaster.

Learn More


APPLICATIONS OPEN – deadline extended

Is your garden or organization already involved or interested in:

  • Engaging in an urban agriculture collaboration between a public garden and a partner organization(s)
  • Combining urban food growing and educational programming?
  • Facilitating public engagement in urban food growing?
  • Addressing community food security challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Increasing equitable access, representation, and benefit sharing at participating gardens and organizations and in communities?
  • Building capacity in urban agriculture within and beyond the public gardens community?

If so, please consider applying for an Urban Agriculture Resilience Program award by December 1!



Discover Association and external events happening throughout the year.


Wild-Collecting 101

Are you interested in procuring wild-collected seed and source material for your garden, but are unsure where to start? Or...


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