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Growing Food Resiliency- An Opportunity to Share Your Story
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for community gardens which can provide a vital source of fresh, healthy, and nutritious food to local communities. Thanks to a generous grant from the Spicer Foundation, Community Gardens of Tucson is teaming up with the University of Arizona to understand the possibilities and limitations of gardening to support people who have been affected economically (unemployment or under employment) by the pandemic. The UA School of Geography and Development will be conducting interviews over the next few months to produce an analysis and policy brief that proposing actions that will make community gardening more affordable and accessible by decreasing water costs. Please contact us at admin@communitygardensoftucson.org if you have experienced economic setbacks due to COVID-19 and are interested in participating in a short interview that will help improve CGT programming.
A huge THANK YOU to the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona!

CGT extends its deepest gratitude for the $5,000 We Are One | Somos Uno Resiliency Fund grant we received to support critical staffing needs and additional scholarships for our low income and pandemic – impacted gardeners. CFSA’s purpose is “To create an equitable and vibrant community for all Southern Arizonans.” Their support strengthens our own ability to play an important role in fulfilling that purpose. Thank you!

Thank you to The Martin and Hildegard Gluck Foundation!

The Board of Directors of Community Gardens of Tucson (CGT) expresses its deepest thanks and appreciation for the $5,000 grant recently awarded CGT by The Martin and Hildegard Gluck Foundation.  The Foundation’s incredible generosity will provide us with critical resources to continue our work in underserved communities and support those at greatest risk from COVID-19 so that they might bring fresh, healthy and nutritious food from garden to table.  We extend heartfelt thanks to the Foundation for its philanthropic spirit and investment in our programs, and for inspiring us to help make Tucson a more sustainable and food-resilient City!

We thank the Troller Fund, held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona!

Community Gardens of Tucson expresses our deepest thanks and appreciation for the $2,500 grant recently awarded to us by the Troller Fund, held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. The incredible generosity and philanthropic spirit of the donors directing these funds to CGT will provide the organization with critical resources to continue our work in underserved communities and those at greatest risk from COVID-19 so that they might bring fresh, healthy and nutritious food from garden to table.  It is because of caring, compassionate and committed donors, such as these, that we are able to make the world a better place and Tucson a more sustainable and food-resilient City!

Much Gratitude to Sprouts Farmers Market Employee Rachel Miller!

As part of the Sprouts Farmers Market Employee Wellness program, one team member is selected each month to award a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice. Thanks to the nomination made by Sprouts employee Rachel Miller, Community Gardens was selected as the November winner to receive the donation.  Rachel, who has a deep respect for the environment and gardening said that “Nominating Community Gardens of Tucson to receive the award was a logical choice because of their commitment in helping local families grow fresh and healthy food for their table.”

CGT wants to thank both Rachel and the Sprouts Healthy Community Foundation for their generous support of our program and mission, “to build community gardens where Tucsonans grow food, work and learn together, and nurture well-being in our communities.”

Much Gratitude to the Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation!

TOMF’s Grants, Scholarships and Awards Committee has selected Community Gardens of Tucson for a Thriving Nonprofit Technology Grant of $4915! We are excited to expand our use of technology in our garden management!

The award letter reads in part:

“The Committee was most impressed with your organization’s dedication to moving forward with your strategic plan and other organizational and operational improvements despite revenue shortfalls that you have encountered as a result of COVID-19.

We sincerely thank you and all those involved at Community Gardens of Tucson for your ongoing and exceptional service to our community.”

Thank you Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation!

We Are Listening-Fighting Racism in and out of the Garden

Our letter to the public as we examine how we can do better.

See the Full List of Our Supporting Organizations

We are very grateful to our supporting organizations! Please see our full aknowledgements here!

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5049 E Broadway, Suite 300
Tucson, AZ 85711
520-795-8823
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