About Garden Leaders


Growing Stewards of Local Food

We recognize that building a healthy, abundant local food system requires a community of skilled, passionate advocates and builders. Our Garden Leaders program creates a space for community members to share resouces, skills, and knowledge. Together, we can build a resilient, diverse, and sustainable food system. 

Garden Leaders work toward completion of a Sustainable Desert Gardening Certification that ensures competence in 11 areas, including seed saving, integrated pest management, water conservation systems, and project management. Garden Leaders may qualify to receive some compensation for time, training, or materials. We seek participants who are motivated community members, alumni of our other programs, or active in other local food justice organizations.