A community garden is a place where neighbors can grow flowers or vegetables together on one piece of land. The land is usually volunteered by a home owner for use as a garden space. Separate garden plots, usually measuring about 3â€² x 20â€², are made available to individuals and families in the neighborhood. A drip irrigation system is installed to supply water to the plants. A monthly meeting gives each gardener a chance to learn more about their plants by working directly with a local gardening expert. A bimonthly newsletter also provides gardening tips and keeps everyone informed of activities at the other gardens in the city.Â The cost is $15 per month.
Where is Your Garden?
Sewell Elementary School at Sahuara and 5th St.
What are the Benefits?
- Healthy, Tasty, fresh vegetables grown without pesticides
- Brings families and neighborhoods together
- Gives those without much of a yard a place to garden
- Good exercise – and gardening is peaceful and relieves stress
- Beginners and experts alike can share their knowledge (and their harvest)
- Teaches both children and adults about the lives of plants
- Turns otherwise vacant land into Â Â a thriving community resource
Look over The Community Gardens of Tucson website at http://www.communitygardensoftucson.org/ or we can be contacted:
- by phone at 520-795-8823
- by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- by mail at 2940 N Santa Rosa Pl Tucson, AZ 85712