THE LOCAL MODEL
Food sovereignty is defined as a people's right to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods. The Community of Gardens’ local model will assist in providing food sovereignty through a network of communal help.
The Community of Gardens is an association connecting community gardens all around Arizona (and expanding throughout the United States shortly!). This community supports each other with agricultural knowledge, materials, equipment, and more!
We offer a multitude of benefits for being a part of our community. Each of these services are vital for collectively growing our communities and further implementing the importance of food sovereignty.
Community of Gardens Wheel
Our interactive website tool known as the COG Wheel is our central location full of resources, connections, and opportunities that any member can access at any time.
The Community of Gardens Lending Program
This is our service of rotating equipment, tools and materials among members. Certain gardening equipment is only used for a couple of occasions. When they are not being used, these tools and equipment lose value. The Community of Garden Lending Program solves this problem by creating a pool of equipment, tools, and materials that each garden member can utilize when needed.
If you need a garden building, we are the ones to go to! We can provide materials, tools, equipment, and labor. It can be at your parking lot or open space at your office building. Get in contact with us, and we will be more than happy to assist in creating your garden.
You can join our community even if your gardens are existing! Anywhere in Arizona, including community gardens and school gardens, qualify for our help. It's important not only to create new gardens but maintain and improve those ones that are already here.
We would love to help out in any way we can! We can assist and advise you in your gardening building process. There is the possibility of even providing designs, materials, equipment, or volunteers.
Urban farming can have many positive impacts, including: Reducing a family or organization's food costs, ensuring produce in times of crisis, reducing the heat island effect, improve aesthetics of the lot, improve social connection and building sense of community. Urban farming is an excellent way to teach children and adults the entire growth process of vegetables in a healthy way.
Gardens can be built in:
For more information, contact:
Chief Operating Officer480firstname.lastname@example.org
1634 N 19th AvePhoenix, Arizona 85009
Urban Farming Education is a 501(c)(3)