The newly formed network/coalition of community gardens in The Valley finally has a name! We have been meeting almost monthly for the last year. Here are our mission and vision statements:
Mission: The mission of the Community Gardeners of Maricopa County is to build and support community gardens through education, empowerment and engagement.
Vision: We envision a diverse, inclusive and accessible network of gardeners that will connect people with nature, food systems, and one another.
We meet on the third Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is scheduled for Sep.20 at the U of A Cooperative Extension office on Broadway. We are still trying to reach out to area community gardens that have not yet been in touch with us. If that's your CG we're talking about, please email either David Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave Laney at email@example.com.
We are stronger together! Please join our effort to pool resources, build resiliency, strengthen community gardening best practices, and increase the number of vibrant community gardens in greater Maricopa County.
I am with you sir.