Would you like to grow your own organic food? Want to have fun and be part of a growing community? Whether you’re experienced or a complete novice, we have a plot waiting for you!
Founded in 1990, Community Gardens of Tucson today supports 20 gardens with more than 300 gardeners in diverse communities in neighborhoods across Tucson. We welcome all who want to grow organic food (and herbs and flowers) through sustainable gardening practices. Automatic watering, tools, and a supportive community to help you are included!
Our plots are 3 feet wide and 20 feet long. Some of our gardens have accessible and raised-bed plots. Each garden has a site coordinator who oversees the garden’s operations, meets with potential gardeners, orients new gardeners, ensures irrigation, tools, planting info are provided, and arranges work parties, educational and social opportunities which nurture our community.
Garden fees are $18 per month per garden plot. Fees are due twice a year, April and October 1st. They cover your plot, the irrigation system and all water costs, and a shed full of tools for your use. Plot sharing is a great way to reduce costs and labor and to make a new buddy. Reduced fees and work-exchange opportunities are available for low-income gardeners.
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 meet neighbors and find new friends!
Interested? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (520) 795-8823.