Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Community Gardens in Mesa, AZ

The city of Mesa has gotten involved in supporting community gardens. They are now taking proposals to establish new gardens. See their website at:


The City of Mesa invites an individual, a group, or an organization to submit a proposal regarding the planning and implementation of a community garden.

The City of Mesa will agree to enter into negotiations with the selected leadership members to provide cooperative funding for a portion of startup costs which may include getting water to the site, waiving development or permit fees, fencing and/or other amenities. More information can be found at www.mesaaz.gov/sustainability/CommunityGarden.aspx


Project goals include creating a planning/steering committee, site selection, fundraising, determining garden layout, developing guidelines and community garden agreements for participants. Visit Mesa’s Web page for planning toolkits and many other resources: www.mesaaz.gov/sustainability/CommunityGarden.aspx


Eligible proposals MUST include contact information, a narrative, and timeline. Deadline for submittal is Feb. 16, 2012. Be sure to attend the City of Mesa Living Green Workshop on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Mesa Main Library, Dig In! Steps to Starting a Community Garden (www.mesaaz.gov/sustainability).