a single piece of land gardened collectively by a group of people.which pretty much sums up the basics of co-op, shared earth, community gardening or any of the other phrases that are often used to describe this trend that is making a comeback. If you, your community, school or neighborhood are interested in either joining a garden co-op or starting your own, here are a few resources to get started:
SharedEarth.com is a great website for community gardening. Land owners that are willing to share parcels of land that can be used for gardens, can submit a listing as can gardeners and farmers looking for land to use. Listings are available throughout the world and searchable by city, state, country or zip code.
American Community Garden Association (ACGA) is is a bi-national nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities. You can subscribe to their newsletter, explore their database of community gardens, check event listings and more.
P-Patch Trust While the P-Patch is specific only to the Seattle, WA area, it's a good website to check out for inspiration and other resources.