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Growing Food & Growing Community

Our Farm & Garden programs provide community spaces, education, and resources for anyone who wants to start growing. Gardening should be accessible to everyone!

Growing your own food is more than just a way to reduce grocery costs and access healthy food—it’s a way to connect with the land, connect with your roots, and connect with community. We strive to empower community members to grow, learn, and become leaders who advocate for a more just food system.

Garden Workshops

Garden Workshops

Learn about everything from garden basics, soil and compost, and water conservation, to keeping backyard chickens, beekeeping, and food justice. Garden workshops are free and open to all ages and experience levels.
Garden workshops are offered every spring and fall at our Nuestra Tierra Learning Garden and Las Milpitas Community Farm.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, garden workshops are currently being offered virtually.

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Nuestra Tierra Learning Garden

Nuestra Tierra Learning Garden

Nuestra Tierra Learning Garden is an educational oasis located at our main branch in Tucson. The garden features vegetable and herb gardens, a greenhouse, a chicken coop, and worm and compost demonstrations, and serves as a demonstration garden for organic desert food production and rainwater harvesting.

Las Milpitas Community Farm

Las Milpitas Community Farm

Our 6-acre working farm is a community space for neighbors to learn, connect, and grow food. The farm offers community garden plots, educational workshops, and a Learning Garden available for community group and class field trips. Garden workshops are offered every spring and fall at our Nuestra Tierra Learning Garden and Las Milpitas Community Farm.

Learn more about Las Milpitas

Farm to School

Farm to School

Our Farm to School program supports educational garden spaces in low-income public schools. Learning in the garden helps kids understand the role of food in their lives and appreciate the connections between classroom lessons and hands-on knowledge. There’s nothing like learning about science and nutrition by watching veggies grow!

Get your hands dirty!

Interested in volunteering with our farm and garden programs? Learn more about how to get involved.

Read stories from the farm, and find planting guides and other resources for growing your own food.

Watch more videos of cooking demonstrations, nutrition lessons, and more.

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