The Community Garden serves 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.
The Community Garden is located on 1/5 acre in the northeast corner of the Desert Botanical Garden property. It is home to more than 35 raised beds and a dozen fruit trees producing organically grown vegetables, herbs and flowers throughout the year.
The garden is maintained by a workforce of 20-30 volunteer gardeners in a cooperative fashion, sharing produce with St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church food bank. In 2016 co-op volunteer gardeners harvested 2000 pounds of organic produce.
Special thank you to BioFlora Co. of Goodyear for volunteering at the Community Garden on Earth Day and donating nature-friendly garden products.
The Community Garden was initiated several years ago in order to study best practices of growing vegetables in the low desert climate and to share information with other growers. Become a co-op gardener and work side-by-side with gardeners who can share what we have learned. Contact David Hill, Coordinator of the On-Site Community Garden, for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: There are no fees to participate as a Community Gardener at the Desert Botanical Garden.