Our Mission, Vision & Values

The Board of Community Gardens of Tucson unanimously adopted our new Vision, Mission, and Values on June 25, 2020. These will be our guides as we lead CGT in this new decade:

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a stronger, healthier, more vibrant Tucson through our community gardens and partnerships.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build community gardens where Tucsonans grow food, work and learn together, and nurture well-being in our communities.

Our Values

Everyone is welcome

We commit to community gardening that is equitable, inclusive and accessible to all people regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status or ability. We are equally committed to doing everything we can to help eliminate bias, discrimination, and intolerance in our gardens.

Better together

We create shared gardening experiences that bring enjoyment, friendships, and a greater sense of community.

Improving food resiliency

We enable Tucsonans and their families to increase healthy food access by growing and producing food together.

Always learning 

We share, learn, and grow with one another: this is the heart of community gardening.

Sustaining our environment

We use natural methods that help protect and preserve our environment and benefit ecosystems through organic gardening practices, creating pollinator habitats, and conserving water.

Generation to generation

We create a space for sharing knowledge, cultures, and traditions between generations of gardeners.