Thank you to these wonderful organizations who support Community Gardens of Tucson!
With gratitude for a $1,500 grant from the Spicer Foundation. On receiving word that the Community Gardens of Tucson was selected as the recipient of this year’s Spicer mini-grant, Board Director – Scott Feierabend, remarked, “We are thrilled and honored to have been chosen as the finalist for the 2020 Spicer Foundation’s mini-grant. Because we are an all volunteer organization with limited financial capacity, the grant will provide important support in fulfilling and meeting our programs and mission to improve the health of the community through gardening.” Specifically, “by quantifying the benefits of gardening among low income and unemployed households in a time of increased need for supplying an affordable healthy food source and needed exercise, while allowing for social distancing, will provide a framework for developing progressive community gardening policies that can be adopted by local, regional, and state agencies.”
A gift of hands-free water! Thanks to Watershed Management Group for their gift of four “tippy taps” to place in our gardens so our gardeners (and passersby) can wash their hands without touching anything, and save water from pouring out of our taps. Watch how it works here!
The Community Gardens of Tucson wants to gratefully acknowledge and thank the Desert Garden Club of Tucson for its generous matching gift of $2,000 in support of our Kids in Garden Program. This support will provide CGT the critical financial resources necessary to expand the reach and impact of the program by sowing seeds in the hearts of younger gardeners to foster their love for the environment and the communities in which they live! Thank you Desert Garden Club of Tucson!
Wonderful news and much gratitude! Community Gardens of Tucson has received a generous grant from the Hanna Miller and Luke Jacobson Fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. This grant will help us expand our impact and fulfill our commitment to create and support accessible community gardens for Tucsonans of all ages, abilities, ethnic backgrounds, and economic standing. We’ll also be able to introduce the joy of gardening to more elementary school children by expanding our Kids in Gardens education project. Thank you!