Community Outreach

Building Better Lives

Being independent shouldn’t mean going it alone. AMES is proud to contribute to worthy projects that build better lives and stronger communities through our community outreach programs.

Community Garden

When we help something grow, we grow ourselves. The AMES Community Garden offers people in the Capital Region a place to grow and express themselves through gardening.

Our goal is to grow the love of gardening through:

  • Preparing a place in our community where people of all ages can put down roots
  • Spreading the opportunity for people in our community to have a place to garden
  • Tending to the need for gardening education in our community
  • Harvesting a bounty of fresh, nutritious foods for individuals, families and organizations in the area

For more information about the AMES Community Garden, see our brochure. To reserve a plot in the garden, please fill out and return this registration form. If plots become fully booked, your name will be added to a waiting list.


National Garden Clubs

Since 2014, AMES has been a proud partner of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC). The NGC is a volunteer organization with an international network of garden clubs, the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. It promotes a variety of gardening-related opportunities from community gardening to gardening education classes in support of civic and environmental responsibility. Learn more about the NGC and how you can get involved in your local garden club by clicking here.

ToolBank USA

AMES is proud to partner with ToolBank USA, which provides tools to charities to advance their missions, increase impact, and reduce costs. We provide tools to be used by these organizations and are proud to help charities in need continue to grow and prosper. ToolBank USA also provides tools during emergency relief when disaster strikes. Our tools help make a difference across the country on projects, and we couldn’t be prouder.

Visit ToolBank USA’s website to learn how you can make a difference.