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The Community Garden was initiated in 2012 to study best practices of growing vegetables in the low-desert climate and to share information with other growers. Today, it 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 half-dozen fruit trees producing organically grown vegetables, herbs and flowers throughout the year.

The Community 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 2017, co-op volunteer gardeners harvested 2100 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.

 

Join the Community Garden

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 at dhill@dbg.org.

CLOSING AT 4 p.m. FOR SPECIAL EVENTS | OCT. 2-5, 7-8, 10-11 | LAST ADMISSION ON THESE DATES IS 3 p.m.