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About the AGA

The Aquatic Gardeners Association, Inc. (AGA) is a non-profit social welfare association organized in accordance with Section 501(c)(4) of the US Internal Revenue Code. Dues and other payments to the AGA are not deductible as charitable contributions for US Federal income tax purposes.

The AGA was founded in 1985 by aquatic plant enthusiasts to appeal to both beginners and experienced hobbyists alike. We publishes a printed quarterly journal called The Aquatic Gardener (or TAG), the only English language journal devoted to aquarium plants and planted aquaria. AGA members receive a free subscription to TAG and all special publications, and receive access to our online back issue catalog and video archive of past conventions and other livestreams. Members also can purchase printed back issues, recent convention streams, and t-shirts.

Since the year 2000, the AGA also has hosted a mostly bi-annual convention featuring top-notch speakers from all around the US and the world, and an opportunity to meet hundreds of other aquatic plant enthusiasts like yourself.

We also hold a free yearly online aquascaping contest, and host every entry in perpetuity since its inception in 2000 to help inspire your next creation.

Please consider joining the AGA today!


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Board of Directors

Cheryl Rogers president
David Lass
Erik Olson
Karen Randall
Bailin Shaw
Paula Hofmann
Jennifer Williams
Greg St. John

Committee Chairs

Tom Jewell bookstore dude

Dick VanHyfte HAP promotions chair