The Garden strives to be a leader in promoting community gardening in the Phoenix area by designing and implementing a community garden with staff and volunteer involvement. The community garden will serve as a model that demonstrates vegetable gardening best practices in the desert environment, promotes educational opportunities, enhances and further develops a sense of community within the Garden. We will share the results with extended communities beyond the Garden.
This project is possible through a generous grant from the Steele Foundation Inc. The purpose of the grant is to fund phase one of the 2012-2017 Community Garden initiative. This phase of the project will run through May 2014. The minimum gardener commitment is one year, through May 2013. Gardeners came together to make decisions such as:
- Garden guidelines and rules
- What to plant and when
- Best practices to garden in the desert-organic gardening
- Form various governance committees
We are currently in our first fall planting season and we are thrilled with the early results. We hope to start harvesting by January, 2013. Click here to read more about the DBG Community Garden.