Community Garden

Look What’s Growing at the J!

The Community Gardens of Tucson (CGT) and the Tucson J are collaborating on a new garden:

The Shay-Shay Garden!

Our Shay-Shay Garden is a community-centered place to grow fresh, healthy
food and a commemorative space to honor community members who have passed
away. A memorial gate displays names and dates on decorative steel leaves.

Over the last few months, gardeners from our ECE and JCare programs have been getting their hands dirty, and they are beginning to reap the rewards of their efforts!

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In addition, other gardeners have made generous donations to the children, allowing them to taste and prepare a variety of produce.

squash zucchini bread prep zucchini 2 smelling veggiesWhat is a community garden?

A community garden consists of separate garden plots that are rented to individuals or families to grow food, flowers or ornamental plants. Gardeners may work together to organize gatherings or community work days but the produce they grow in their individual plots belongs to them. In addition to providing members with healthy food, community gardens have been shown to have physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. CGT manages 25 gardens throughout the City of Tucson and promotes community connections through gardening.

With their CGT membership gardeners receive:

• a 60 sq ft plot
• drip irrigation on a timer
• access to shared garden tools
• a quarterly newsletter
• monthly education meetings
• a site coordinator
• a community of gardeners

Contact CGT to get your name on the waiting list!

• Monthly membership $18
• Scholarships available
• Plot sharing welcome

Contact Community Gardens of Tucson for more information or (520) 795-8823