Best Ideas Books

Sharing ideas about what American towns do best is what America in Bloom is all about. In the America In Bloom Best Ideas books we've collected hundreds of ideas, examples, and photos and compiled them into a resource for communities of every size to use.

Ideas are organized first by judging criteria, then by population to make it easy to see what towns your size are doing. But don't stop there - towns and cities of all sizes are doing things that you might want to implement right where you live.

If you want to contact any of the towns, let us know and we'll put you in touch with the right people. We're here to help you make your town a better place to live.

Ten Years of Best Ideas is 218 pages of the best and brightest examples of what various communities are actively doing to develop and improve their communities, as well as suggestions from AIB judges and experts.

Sections are organized by the AIB's evaluated criteria and observations are listed from every population group. Numerous photos illustrate successful models. From fundraising activities and easy beautification actions to increasing volunteer presence and securing historic preservation, there’s something for every participant.

Take a peek inside! There are several book excerpts available for download:

Order your book today! The cost is $25 plus $5 shipping.


Best Ideas e-book

The 2007 edition of the Best Ideas book is available for you as a FREE download. Click here to save the 90 page version (please note this version does not have photos and has not been updated since 2007).