Hi all, Mesa Community College will be planting the fall crop at our new urban farm this Friday Sept. 20 from7-11 am. We also meet every Friday at 7am to work in the farm. Crops will be sold at our farmer's market to support the program. Anything that doesn't get sold goes straight to a local Mesa food bank.We'll be tilling in compost and planting and need help so if you have time, please come out and help! Saturday Sept. 21 we'll be sprucing up our community garden at the college and also…See More
Hi all, We're breaking ground at the Garden Patch in Avondale on Sat. Feb. 26. The gardenis located at the end of Cold Spring Blvd across from the Avondale Civic Center Library. Take Avondale Ave. south of Van Bueren St., take left at Cold Springs. Bring tools/wheelbarrow to move compost and woodchips. Hope to see you there!See More
That's great! we're having "shovel day" on Sat. Feb 26 at 8:30 am. The garden is located at the end of Coldwater Springs Ave. across the street from the Avondale Library. My cell is 623-640-8800 if you…"
I'm excited to announce two new community gardens, one on the West side and one in Mesa. The Garden Patch is a new community garden in Avondale that is breaking ground in late February. The city of Avondale is leasing us over an acre of land adjacent to the new Library and City Hall complex. We've also submitted the paperwork for 501c3 status. If this initial garden turns out successful, we plan on starting pocket gardens on abandoned lots all over town.We're also starting a community garden on…See More
I'm currently program director for Urban Horticulture at Mesa Community college, as well as teaching Greenhouse Mgt and Plant Growth and Development there. I've been working in the horticulture field for over 20 years and love to spread the word to all who'll listen. My jobs have included landscaper, nursery and greenhouse manager, propagator, grower, and owner of a design/build firm before teaching full time.
I spend my "spare" time organizing community gardens and getting to know others of like mind.