Favorite

Best Use of Previously Unused Outdoor Space 

Community Gardens of Tucson

Staff Pick

What does it take to make desert soil spring forth with flowers and food? To get started, it takes plenty of compost and water, but then you need someone who knows how to make those plants flourish under the relentless rays of the Tucson sun. That's where Community Gardens of Tucson comes in. The nonprofit group installs custom gardens in communities around the city and provides residents with tools, seeds and guidance from master gardeners. The group has redoubled its efforts in recent years, installing numerous gardens that quickly became places for growing food while sharing seeds, ideas and information about the community as a whole. Growing gardens while growing community: That's what Community Gardens of Tucson is all about.

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