Community Garden Initiative

Welcome 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 select "Living Greengardeners at Mesa Urban Garden Events."




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 Andrew Douglas at

Gardener's Favorite Sustainability Savings Tips
Composting: Breaking It Down to the Basics

Learn to reduce your food miles with gardening, CSA's and Community Gardens

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

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Ramada Entry to Garden

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


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


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.

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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