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Welcome to the iMesa 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 select "Living Green Events."

 

MESA COMMUNITY GARDEN NEWS! 

April:

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Beds are still available for rent or sponsorships! Learn more at: www.MesaUrbanGarden.com.

Call for Coordinators and Volunteers! MUG is seeking volunteers for garden work days and coordinators to assist with operations, marketing and events. Contact Andrew Douglas at Andrew@mesaurbangarden.com

Over the summer, Mesa Urban Garden has donated over 800 pounds of produce to Paz de Cristo in communal beds planted by the Mayor’s Youth Committee.


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Volunteers Needed! If you are interested in volunteering for
Mesa Urban Garden please look over the following Volunteer Positions and check all those of interest.

Learn more about Mesa Urban Garden at www.mesaurbangarden.com.

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Ramada Entry to Garden

Ramada Entry to Garden: Design by David Crummey        Take an amazing virtual tour!

 

PAST NEWS! You may have missed it, but you can still check out the details!

 

For more information about Mesa Urban Garden, contact Donna DiFrancesco at 480-644-3334.

 

Learn more about the iMesa Community Garden Initiative

The iMesa Community Garden Initiative grew from a citizen recommendation to Foster the development of an "Urban Garden" in an empty parcel(s) close to Downtown/ Farmers Market

This popular idea has generated a lot of interest on the iMesa site and the City is looking to connect with citizens on this initiative.

iMesa is a grassroots citizen driven effort to develop transformative community projects that will "Build a Better Mesa."

Benefits of a Community Garden

Gardeners around a raised bedA 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.

Getting Involved

Here are ways to get involved

  1. Leadership Team - Would you, your group or organization like to get a garden up and running and establish a Steering Commitee to keep the garden running? The City of Mesa is requesting a call to members of the community for leadership by requesting "From Idea-to-Action Plan" submittals. Deadline was Feb. 16, 2012. 

  2. Management Team - Would you like to participate with the Leadership Team or be on the Steering Commitee? Are you good at fundraising, organizational or administrative skills or do you have gardening expertise you'd like to share?  Add your name to our list!

  3. Sponsorship - Would you like to sponsor the garden by providing funding or donations of needed items (tools, shed, etc.) Contact us.

  4. Rent a Plot - Are you interested in renting an available plot at the garden? Sign up for our EMAIL ALERTS to learn more about garden updates and when plots might be available (see #5).

  5. Community Garden EMAIL ALERTS - To sign up, go to our subscription page and select "Living Green Events."and follow instructions. These alerts notify Mesa residents of sustainable and green living programs, events and opportunities in the community.

Other Community Garden Sites in Mesa

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

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