iMesa Community Garden Initiative
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
subscription page and select "Living Green Events."
COMMUNITY GARDEN NEWS!
October Sustainability Savings Tip:
Fall is the Best Time to Plant. Learn about planting
resources, vegetable gardening classes, fall plant sales and
October 18, 7-10 p.m. JEN'S OPEN DOOR (at MUG).
Evening of music, art and community, a family-friendly event.
Don't miss our upcoming Living Green event:
Veggie Gardening Basics: 10 Tips to Growing Success! Oct.
19, 9-10:30 a.m. at Mesa Urban Garden, 212 E. First Avenue.
Beds are still available for rent or sponsorships! Learn more
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
Over the summer, Mesa Urban Garden has donated over 800 pounds
of produce to Paz de Cristo in communal beds planted by the
Mayorâ€™s Youth Committee.
September Sustainability Savings Tip:
Composting: Breaking It Down to the Basics
Learn to reduce your food miles with
gardening, CSA's and Community Gardens.
If you are interested in
Mesa Urban Garden please look over the following
and check all those of interest.
Learn more about Mesa Urban
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Ramada Entry to Garden: Design by David Crummey
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You may have missed it, but you
can still check out the details!
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
is a grassroots citizen driven effort to develop transformative
community projects that will "Build a Better Mesa."
|Benefits of a Community Garden
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:
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
Here are ways to get involved
- 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.
- 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!
Would you like to sponsor the garden by providing funding or
donations of needed items (tools, shed, etc.)
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
available (see #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.
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