Bike to the Community Gardens!!

Join us this Saturday as we partner with Bicas! Meet at BICAS at 9:00 AM to go check out the Community Gardens close to our shop! We will be visiting two different gardens, Mansfield Community Garden and Blue Moon Garden, where Community Gardens of Tucson will be hosting a planting party and a rock painting demo!
FREE fun for All Ages!

 

Check out our Annual Report!

CGT Annual Report


This is a great Resource Guide!

Tucson’s Urban Agriculture Network – A Resource Guide


All of us at Community Gardens of Tucson, as well as others in the Tucson gardening community, will miss George Brookbank who died on March 1st, 2018. He was a gentle man who was patient and understanding, both with plants and with gardeners, from novice to pro. He was always willing to advise why a plant was not doing well and to help improve someone’s gardening skills. He helped make the desert bloom….

Bruce Plenk, for the Board of Community Gardens of Tucson

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

Check out our Winter 2018 newsletter here!

 


 

Rain Water Harvesting  4/27/17:
A team at the University of Arizona installed a cistern at Nottinghill Garden. It will be used as a demonstration site for a citizen scientist rain water and soil testing program (more at: https://projectharvest.arizona.edu/)

Cistern arrived                                                     Site leveled
       

Sheet metal extruded into gutter (45′ length) – like Playdough!

     

Gutter attached and cistern placed

Downspout installed and final connection made
       

Thank you, Rob, Travis and Project Harvest!

 

 

Doolen Garden Cleanup
We had a fantastically productive work party this morning (4/15/17) at Doolen Garden (behind Doolen Middle School at Grant and Country Club).

A fun group:

Doolen17 group

Look at this transformation:

Doolen17 before           Doolen after

Thanks so much to our generous volunteers.

 

Dixondale Onion update:

Dixondale Farms donated six varieties of onions (Texas Legend, Texas Super Sweet, Texas Early White, Southern Belle Red, Yellow Granex and White Bermuda Crystal Wax) for CGT to experiment with in some of our garden plots. The onions were planted the first week of January (left). The photo on the right shows the same plot on 4/1/17.

20170114_120251    VV onions March2017

We will be harvesting in another couple of months and will report back.

 

 


Drone photograph of                                                 Katrina’s Calendulas:
Ventana Vista Garden
Peter Packard, 2017:                                     

Ventana Vista Community Gardens-1-14-2017

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