Join Gather & Grow at The Farm and Valley Leadership Class 39, Group 7 for a ribbon cutting, live music, and tour of South Phoenix’s newest urban garden scenarios at our “Pathway to Urban Gardening at The Learning Garden”.
This free community event will showcase recycled objects and solutions for gardening in limited spaces. These simple techniques are easy and fun for families to recreate at home! The Farm and Valley Leadership Class 39 hopes to inspire our youngest generation to begin gardening and becoming self-sustainable. All ages welcome!
Gather and Grow Pathway to Urban Gardening Grand Opening:
Saturday, May 12
9 am – 11 am
The Farm at South Mountain
6106 S. 32nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85042
Free activities for attendees:
- Ribbon cutting with explanation of this new Pathway to Urban Gardening
- Live music by Gilbert Town Fiddlers
- Tours of Pathway to Urban Gardening
Thank you to the following groups for volunteering their time and resources to help to build this new Pathway to Urban Gardening!
- Valley Leadership Class 39, Group 7
- SmithGroup JJ
- South Mountain Community College Veteran Services
- Southwest Institute for Healing Arts
- Paragon Building Production
- McLeod Grading
- Arizona Rock Products Association
- Larry Pew Masonry
- ASU School of Sustainability
- Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council
About Gather and Grow at The Farm at South Mountain:
Gather and Grow is a community outreach initiative developed by The Farm at South Mountain. Designed to improve education on gardening within the community, Gather and Grow works with nearby schools and organizations to adapt its programming for different age levels and experiences. Additionally, the program is exploring ways to improve access to fresh foods by creating scalable aquaponics systems, vermiculture composting, accelerated composting, traditional composting, and urban gardening.
The current center piece of Gather and Grow is The Learning Garden located in the North Grove at The Farm at South Mountain. This garden was designed to provide an educational showcase on how to garden and maintain a growing space in small urban scenarios. In connection with The Learning Garden, Gather and Grow has been working with several local schools and school districts to expand the overall mission.
Submitted by The Farm at South Mountain