Community Garden Initiative

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MUG_GardenersWelcome to the Community Garden page. Be sure to check back frequently for updates. To sign up for EMAIL ALERTS for garden updates, go to our subscription page and sign up for "Living Green"

Mesa Urban Garden (MUG) News!

Beds are still available for rent or sponsorships! Learn more at:

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.

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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 or contact Donna DiFrancesco at 480-644-3334.

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Benefits of a Community Garden

CG_PhotoA 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."


Other Community Garden Sites in Mesa

If you know of a Community Garden that we haven't featured, e-mail us.      

Our Favorite Community Gardening Resources

 "To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves."    ~Gandhi

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