(Tempe, Arizona) – Looking for a fun way to engage in the community, learn gardening and grow fresh produce? Tempe Community Action Agency supports two community gardens, Escalante and Clark Park, to build community through the production of high quality, organic fruits and vegetables. These gardens are opportunities to teach our community about sustainable gardening and healthy cooking.
Escalante Community Garden:
Escalante Community Garden is an organic garden that follows a communal model. A portion of the garden’s produce goes to the volunteer members who labor two hours a week in the garden. Another portion of the garden’s harvest is given to the Tempe Community Action Agency Food Pantry. Volunteers are welcome every 2nd and/or 4th Saturday morning of each month at 8 a.m. to learn more about gardening, support with general garden maintenance and harvesting of fresh produce for the Tempe Community Action Agency Food Pantry. The garden is located at the north side of the Escalante Community Center (2150 E. Orange St.).
Clark Park Community Garden:
The Clark Park Community Garden is a collaborative effort of the Clark Park and Marilyn Ann Neighborhood Associations, and Tempe Community Action Agency. The garden was created in 2014 at the site of a former municipal pool. The Garden has built 21 beds, of which 18 currently are rented. An additional 10 beds are planned to be built. Neighbors from the surrounding neighborhoods oversee the garden and welcome volunteer help on the 1st and/or 3rd Saturday morning of each month at 8 a.m. Volunteer work days coincide with the Farmers Market held in the park next to the garden on Saturday mornings. The garden is located in the area of the former Clark Park Pool (1730 S Roosevelt Rd.).
For more information on either garden, contact Lexie Krechel at [email protected]