COMMUNITY GARDENERS OF MARICOPA COUNTY
We are a collaborative group of community gardeners focused on strengthening and creating community spaces for growing healthy, organic, local and affordable food.
Our Mission: The mission of the Community Gardeners of Maricopa County is to build and support community gardens through education, empowerment and engagement.
Our Vision: We envision a diverse, inclusive and accessible network of gardeners that will connect people with nature, food systems, and one another.
Unity. We will encourage an open exchange of ideas, frequent and honest communication, cooperation and teamwork.
Passion. We will work to develop and sustain enthusiasm for community gardens and honor the passion, commitment and participation of all community gardens.
Joy. We will infuse fun, a sense of humor, and the power of creativity in all our work.
Respect. Operation of our organization will reflect the values of diversity and respect for others and use the inclusion of a variety of different types of gardens operated by different groups to empower those who are engaged in the production of food for the betterment of their community.
Love. Through our actions we will demonstrate the love that we feel for our gardens, our fellow gardeners, and our communities.
Stewardship. We will embrace and incorporate best practices and educate members so that every garden in Maricopa County is resilient and sustainable and provides environmental, economic and social benefits to their communities.
We are very thankful for all of the support we have and continue to receive from these fantastic organizations:
Maricopa County Health Department
Maricopa County Food System Coalition
Vitalyst Health Foundation
Valley of the Sun United Way
Desert Botanical Garden
U of A – Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
Hispanic Leadership Institute
Global Organics Group (based in Goodyear, makers of BioFlora brand organic soil amendments)
- Connect with us through email, comments, and by coming to community events listed on this site.
Attend Our Monthly Meetings to get involved! See schedule below:
Community Gardeners of Maricopa County
Monthly Meetings Schedule – 2018
January 20th Saturday DBG (Whiteman Conference Room) 9:00-10:30 am
February 21st Wednesday MCCE (Palo Verde Room) 3:30-5:00 pm
March 21st Wednesday MCCE (Palo Verde Room) 3:30-5:00 pm
April 21st Saturday DBG (Whiteman Conference Room) 9:00-10:30 am
May 16th Wednesday MCCE (Palo Verde Room) 3:30-5:00 pm
June 20th Wednesday MCCE (Palo Verde Room) 3:30-5:00 pm
July 21st Saturday DBG (Volunteer HQ Room) 9:00-10:30 am (CANCELED)
August 15th Wednesday MCCE (Ocotillo Room) 3:30-5:00 pm (CANCELED)
September 19th Wednesday MCCE (Palo Verde Room) 3:30-5:00 pm
October 27th Saturday DBG (Whiteman Conference Room) 9:00-10:30 am
November 21st Wednesday MCCE (Palo Verde Room) 3:30-5:00 pm
Common Meeting Location Abbreviations:
- MCCE : Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
- DBG : Desert Botanical Garden