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- Gardener's Favorite Sustainability Savings Tips
- Benefits of a Community Garden
- Other Community Garden Sites in Mesa
- Our Favorite Community Gardening Resources
- OCT 7: Garden Multi-Tasking: Edible Flowers and Seed Saving. Don’t miss this fun workshop by Catherine, The Herb Lady, where she will explain how edible flowers and seed saving creates multiple benefits in your garden. She will discuss regional adaptation for stronger plants and edible flowers multitasking from garden to kitchen. Catherine will also answer your gardening questions and tell you what to plant NOW!
- Mesa Urban Garden in the News! Check out the article and lots of fun picures.
- Check out the Mesa Urban Garden Brochure [PDF] for a quick look at all the details.
- Learn more about Mesa Urban Garden In this PowerPoint [PDF]
- Congratulations MUG for receiving an Extraordinary Properties Award!
- Be sure to check with MUG's Facebook page for all the happenings.
Beds are still available for rent or sponsorships! Learn more at: www.MesaUrbanGarden.org.
Call for Coordinators and Volunteers! MUG is seeking volunteers for garden work days and coordinators to assist with operations, marketing and events. Contact Laurie at 480-202-3022.
- Composting: Breaking It Down to the Basics [PDF]
- Good local Food is Easier Than You Think [PDF]
- Dig In: Fall is the Best Time to Plant [PDF]
Volunteers Needed! If you are interested in volunteering for
Mesa Urban Garden please look over the following Volunteer Positions [PDF] and check all those of interest.
Learn more about Mesa Urban Garden at www.mesaurbangarden.org or contact Donna DiFrancesco at 480-644-3334.
Ramada Entry to Garden: Design by David Crummey
Take an amazing virtual tour!
A Community Garden occurs when you take a piece of land and share it with friends, neighbors and community groups for growing vegetables, fruits and flowers. Benefits to the larger community include beautifying the area, turning unused spaces into productive spaces and numerous environmental benefits. Many community gardens also provide food to local food banks.
Individual benefits include increasing feelings of community involvement and pride, health benefits from eating nutritionally rich foods and from increased activity for physical health. Community gardens provide "hands-on" learning opportunities about gardening, the natural world, food and nutrition and more. A quote from Mesa's Care Partnership website sums it up best:"This experience taught us that the community garden produces much more than food; it is a place where a sense of belonging and relationships between people from all walks of life easily evolve."
If you know of a Community Garden that we haven't featured, e-mail us.
- Mesa Urban Garden or Facebook page located in downtown Mesa at 212 E. 1st Avenue
- Mesa Community College Community Garden located at the Dobson and Southern Campus
- North Desert Village Community Garden located at the ASU Polytechnic Campus
- Harvest of Hope Community Garden at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, SE Corner of 32nd St. & McDowell
- We Sow Seeds Community Garden Project or Facebook page at CMBC The Word Church, 931 S. Stapley Drive
- American Community Gardening Association
- From Neglected Parcels to Community Gardens: A Handbook, Wasatch Community Gardens
- Community Garden Toolkit: A Resource for Planning, Enhancing and Sustaining Your Community Gardening Project
- I Love My P-Patch: A Community Garden Leadership Handbook from Seattle
- Gardeners' Welcome Packet: A Template for Community Garden Organizers
- Service as a Strategy: Let's Grow!
- Community Gardening in New Hampshire from the Ground Up [PDF]: Great ideas, resources and stories
- Dig In! Steps to Starting a Community Garden [PDF] is a presentation by local gardener, Doreen Pollack.