Joining a community garden is good for your health, your spirit, and your community. Community gardeners eat healthier diets, with freshly grown, pesticide-free produce; they get exercise and spend more time outdoors; and they make lifelong friendships.
Community Gardens of Tucson has 3’ x 20’ garden plots available throughout the Tucson community. Some of our gardens have accessible and raised bed plots. If you are interested in joining, please locate a garden on our map where you would like to have a plot and contact the site coordinator for that garden. The site coordinator will provide a tour of the garden, an orientation packet, and will collect your garden fees (or you can submit them via Paypal). Or you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with additional information.
Garden fees are $18 per month per garden plot. Fees are due twice a year, October 1st and April 1st. They cover your plot, the irrigation system and all water costs, and a shed full of tools for your use. We do our best to organize monthly garden education sessions with a Master Gardener or other educator. Plot sharing is a great way to reduce costs and labor and to make a new buddy. Reduced fee garden plots are available for low-income gardeners in the form of scholarships. Please notify the site coordinator if you are interested in applying for a reduced fee.
Become a New Member:
If you have recently signed up to garden at one of our sites, welcome! We encourage you to look through the materials in the new-member-packet-2016 . The packet includes information on plot preparation and planting (new-member-guide-2016), a copy of CGT’s 12monthplantingguide (what to plant when), as well as plot user and tiller agreements (individual files below).
All new members (gardeners) must review and sign the plot-user-2016 and chipper-tiller-2016 agreements. Payment and required documentation must be received before a new member can begin gardening. In addition, certain gardens require specific paperwork to be completed.
Review the list of documents below to see if there are additional documents specific to your garden that you need to complete. Please make sure all necessary documents are signed and turned in to your Site Coordinator before you begin gardening. Please make copies of the documents you sign for your own records.
Before applying for a scholarship, please consider a plot share. Many gardeners share their plots with a friend (or a soon to become friend) as a means to offset their expenses – both financial and labor – and because it’s fun to have a gardening buddy. As anyone who has gardened in a 60 square foot plot can tell you, when harvest time comes, you will have more produce than you can handle. Contact CGT admin and we will find you a plot-mate at the garden of your choice.
If you need to have your own plot, and require financial assistance, please see the scholarship document below to see if you qualify:
Scholarship gardeners will be asked to re-submit applications yearly.