Thank You Dixondale Farms!

Dixondale Farms is collaborating with CGT on an onion experiment and fundraiser!

20170114_090458Dixondale has donated six bunches of onions (one each of Texas Legend, Texas Super Sweet, Texas Early White, Southern Belle Red, Yellow Granex and  White Bermuda Crystal Wax).

We plan to plant the onions in each of three school garden plots. We completed our first planting at Ventana Vista Garden this morning.

plot prep     Sage and Luana      20170114_120251

Tomorrow we will plant at Homer Davis and Davidson Gardens, weather permitting.

Upon Harvest, the onions will be weighed and measured and we will report back to Dixondale (and you) about which varieties do best in our challenging climate. We hope to involve students in as much of the process as possible. Following the assessment the onions will be sold at local Farmers’ Markets. The proceeds will benefit our garden scholarship fund.


Water Harvesting Presentation at Presidio Garden – Ocotober 22nd, 9am

Presidio Garden (near Ft.Lowell and Dodge) will be hosting a talk on Saturday October 22nd at 9am

Joaquin Murrieta will be presenting:
Planting the water: water harvesting for your urban garden

Joaquin is a Cultural Ecologist with the Watershed Management Group who has been involved with numerous watershed-related community outreach projects.

Please contact Shirley ( to reserve a spot and get directions to the garden.

Potluck at Nottinghill Garden – October 27th

Community Gardens of Tucson collaborates with the International Rescue Committee to provide gardening venues for newly resettled international refugees. The IRC is currently sponsoring 24 families at 4 CGT garden locations.

To celebrate the growth of their program and the blessing of cooler weather, the IRC has organized a Fall Celebration Potluck and Garden Tour at the Nottinghill Garden on Thursday October 27, 3:30-6:30 pm. IRC clients expressed interest in cooking an amaranth dish.  Please join the fun and bring a dish to share!

The garden is at 2660 N. Alvernon, on site of the Nottinghill Apartments. You may park in the front lot off Alvernon and walk through the apartment courtyard straight back to the garden. The garden is fenced in and nearest building D of the apartments. Please do not park on Flower St. as to not disturb neighbors.