Committee Chair Jackie Mendelson firstname.lastname@example.org Committee Members Feibien Cheah Grace Stoner Natalie Weitkunat Marcia "Meck" Slagle Arianna Boren Megan McKay Cassandra Flores Rachel Stilley Preston Kramer Olin Marman Isabella Gauvreau Nohely Reyes Sarah Hartley Tramel Alford Quinton Fitzpatrick Matt Martinez Elena Ganev Christian Galindo Najat Salim Harshita "Hershey" Pant Cristina Moraga Caleb Johnsen Michaela Webb Ryan Yamaguchi
The mission of the Garden Committee is to engage the Tucson community, teach its citizens about sustainable urban agriculture, and to expand access to organic, productive growing spaces in our Sonoran desert climate. The UA Community Garden was founded in 2012 by a passionate group of students, who, along with generous funding from the UA Green Fund, transformed the space just north of the Highland Parking Garage into an all organic garden with approximately 100 3’ x 7’ cultivable plots available to rent by anyone in the community.
Today, the garden serves as an important bridge between the UA and Tucson communities and remains completely student-run. It is managed by a group of between 10-15 students who work together to maintain the garden spaces as well as design demonstration plots, manage finances and administrative tasks, promote sustainable agriculture in Tucson, and educate the community about the values of sustainability, collaboration, and giving back.
To request a plot, please click the “Request a Plot” to send us your information if you are interested in renting a garden space. No experience is required and the rental agreement allows access to free compost courtesy of UA Compost Cats, full irrigation, gardening resources, ample gardening tool access, and an on-site composting system.
Like us on Facebook (UA Community Garden) and follow us on Instagram (@uacommunitygarden) for updates and information on workshops, local events, work days, and our signature potlucks with our Stories in the Garden series!
We love volunteers and welcome them greatly. If you are interested in giving tours, hosting field trips, or helping with presentations to local Tucson K-12 students, contact email@example.com.
We would also like to thank the UA Green Fund for their ongoing support in providing a space for vegetables, sustainability, and our community to grow!