APB for Community Gardens!!
I am researching community gardens in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Do you know of a local community garden? Be it a church, school, non-profit, municipal or true local garden, I’d like to know about it.
Please send me:
Its name (if it has one),
and the name and contact info of its owner, manager, coordinator, etc.
There are lots of community gardens:
Escalante in Tempe http://escalantecommunitygarden.blogspot.com/
Mesa Community Garden http://www.mesaaz.gov/sustainability/CommunityGarden.aspx
Mesa Community College Garden http://www.mesacc.edu/community/community-garden
Signh Garden http://www.yelp.com/biz/singh-farms-scottsdale
Desert Botanical Garden http://www.dbg.org/gardening-horticulture/community-garden
I know there are more...
Hi Erik: Arizona Homegrown Solutions used to maintain a map of community gardens - it is here: http://www.opengreenmap.org/en/greenmap/azhomegrownsolutions-phoeni...
--Zoom in on the Phoenix area on the map
--Once you are zoomed in on Phoenix, use the key at the right of the map to turn OFF the blue and orange icons
--You'll be left with just the green icons. Look for the icons that look like a heart with a flower inside it - these are all types of school, community, church and non-profit gardens. Click the icon and you will see the name of the garden in large letters. The address is up in the upper right corner. If there is additional information on the garden, there is text explaining it or links.
This map is old and outdated but some of the gardens are bound to still exist. I thought there was a more up-to-date one somewhere but am not finding it.
Thanks to everyone for their quick responses!
Scottsdale Community Garden Club
There is another one in S. Scottsdale that just opened up at a church off of Hayden Rd. near Oak too.
The CommunityGarden.org site is not very up to date, BTW.
Jennifer's Green Map link is much more accurate.