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Mesa Community College urban farm and community garden needs volunteers

Hi all, Mesa Community College will be planting the fall crop at our new urban farm this Friday Sept. 20 from7-11 am.  We also meet every Friday at 7am to work in the farm.  Crops will be sold at our farmer's market to support the program. Anything that doesn't get sold goes straight to a local Mesa food bank.We'll be tilling in compost and planting and need help so if you have time, please come out and help!  Saturday Sept. 21 we'll be sprucing up our community garden at the college and also…See More
Sep 19, 2013
Peter Conden replied to Peter Conden's discussion Two new Community Gardens in the group Community and School Gardens
"10am start time."
Mar 10, 2011
Fred Van Aller replied to Peter Conden's discussion Two new Community Gardens in the group Community and School Gardens
"Avondale garden patch shovel day 2 is this Saturday 3/12 I am not sure what the start time is the last one started at 10am. At the end of Coldwater Springs Ave. East of Avondale Rd."
Mar 9, 2011
Melanie Van Kort replied to Peter Conden's discussion Two new Community Gardens in the group Community and School Gardens
"I would love to participate in the Mesa garden; when will you be breaking ground on it?"
Feb 27, 2011
Peter Conden replied to Peter Conden's discussion Garden Patch in Avondale in the group Community and School Gardens
"Work begins at 10am, not 8:30, this Saturday at the garden patch."
Feb 23, 2011
Peter Conden replied to Peter Conden's discussion Two new Community Gardens in the group Community and School Gardens
"Shovel day is this Saturday at 10am, not 8:30. Sorry"
Feb 23, 2011
Chris Wickersham replied to Peter Conden's discussion Two new Community Gardens in the group Community and School Gardens
"I also have a pickup truck and a lot of garden tools. Unfortunately, I'll be out of town this Saturday but will be back Sunday. Please let me know what I can do to help out!   Chris"
Feb 21, 2011
Chris Wickersham replied to Peter Conden's discussion Garden Patch in Avondale in the group Community and School Gardens
"Awesome! I just moved to Avondale from a house up North and was so sad to lose my backyard farm. I'm right across the street from the Garden Patch, I can't wait to get involved!"
Feb 21, 2011
Peter Conden added a discussion to the group Community and School Gardens
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Garden Patch in Avondale

Hi all, We're breaking ground at the Garden Patch in Avondale on Sat. Feb. 26. The gardenis located at the end of Cold Spring Blvd across from the Avondale Civic Center Library.  Take Avondale Ave. south of Van Bueren St., take left at Cold Springs.  Bring tools/wheelbarrow to move compost and woodchips. Hope to see you there!See More
Feb 19, 2011
Erica replied to Peter Conden's discussion Two new Community Gardens in the group Community and School Gardens
"So looking forward to the Avondale Garden Patch! Keep us posted on volunteering."
Feb 14, 2011
Fred Van Aller replied to Peter Conden's discussion Two new Community Gardens in the group Community and School Gardens
"I will be there. I have 3 extra iron rakes that I can donate. Should I bring a pick-up load of compost. I can get some cheap."
Feb 14, 2011
Peter Conden replied to Peter Conden's discussion Two new Community Gardens in the group Community and School Gardens
"Fred,  That's great! we're having "shovel day" on Sat. Feb 26 at 8:30 am.  The garden is located at the end of Coldwater Springs Ave. across the street from the Avondale Library.  My cell is 623-640-8800 if you…"
Feb 1, 2011
Fred Van Aller replied to Peter Conden's discussion Two new Community Gardens in the group Community and School Gardens
"I live in Avondale and I would like to help on the Avondale site. I own a truck and I have many tools and construction skills I also have some gardening experience."
Jan 31, 2011
Jason R. Thatcher replied to Peter Conden's discussion Two new Community Gardens in the group Community and School Gardens
"mesa is close!  I would like to help there!"
Jan 10, 2011
Jehnifer Niklas replied to Peter Conden's discussion Two new Community Gardens in the group Community and School Gardens
"Nice work!"
Jan 10, 2011
Peter Conden added a discussion to the group Community and School Gardens
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Two new Community Gardens

I'm excited to announce two new community gardens, one on the West side and one in Mesa. The Garden Patch is a new community garden in Avondale that is breaking ground in late February. The city of Avondale is leasing us over an acre of land adjacent to the new Library and City Hall complex. We've also submitted the paperwork for 501c3 status. If this initial garden turns out successful, we plan on starting pocket gardens on abandoned lots all over town.We're also starting a community garden on…See More
Jan 9, 2011

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About Me:
I'm currently program director for Urban Horticulture at Mesa Community college, as well as teaching Greenhouse Mgt and Plant Growth and Development there. I've been working in the horticulture field for over 20 years and love to spread the word to all who'll listen. My jobs have included landscaper, nursery and greenhouse manager, propagator, grower, and owner of a design/build firm before teaching full time.
I spend my "spare" time organizing community gardens and getting to know others of like mind.

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