Garden of Tomorrow - Community Garden Volunteer Help Needed

Enjoy FREE lunch, light gardening and support one of our biggerst partners, Tiger Mountain Foundation.  I am very excited to say this will be a regular monthly event for us now! Tiger Mountain Foundation works with establishing and nourishing various community garden projects in disadvantaged neighborhoods in the Phoenix metro area. We will be working in the community garden. This event will also feature local designers, artists and talent from intergenerational, multi-cultural mix of community supporters. This is a phenomenal morning of experiencing what community is all about! Those that participated have all impressed with the project and time we spent there.

Volunteers and members of the community gather to work on this project, including a great group of seniors from the apartments next door. You are educated as to the significance of how a community garden can impact the community and fight the cycle of violence in our community. We then work in the garden for about an hour and a half and then there is a community cookout and entertainment going on when we are done. The food for the cookout is excellent! How can you beat vegetables that are cooked right after being picked?!

We are encouraging people to bring their own refillable water bottle.

Plan on being there from 8:15 am to around 11:00 am. There is no age limit for this event! Bring your kids! They will provide shovels and rakes for the volunteers to use. Please feel free to bring old gardening supplies (shovels, rakes, etc.) that you can donate to this organization, as they can always use more. They are also in need of folding chairs and lawn chairs.

For photos of our first experience with this project go HERE

This is what a couple of our members had to say about this project:

"With much spirit, love, and humor :), Darren did an awesome job coordinating this volunteer effort. Garden of Hope sets a prime example of what can be done when people live with heart and put effort into creating something beautiful...."

"I had a great time working with the people at the Garden of Tomorrow. They put us to work and I felt like my time was well spent. I'll be going back for sure."

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  • Eleanor B.

    I'm excited to continue being a part of this amazing organization (both the garden and the philanthropist group). See you all soon and thanks!

    March 24, 2013

  • Chris

    For a little weeding, I got some yummy food, a fun & rewarding experience, and made some new friends. That's what I call a great event! Terrific job leading our group, Alana! I'll have my lululemons ready for next time :)

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • Alana H.

      Thank you for the encouragement, Chris. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself! x

      March 24, 2013

  • Alana H.

    I had a truly wonderful morning with you all today-- Chris, Lydell, Jim(with the lovely Abbie and Caroline), Diane, Juan, Julie, Eleanor, Vanessa, Roger, and whomever else I'm missing! I do hope to see you again soon. *For those of you who would like to attend next month's event and do not yet have a Release Form on file with us, please complete one at www.thephoenixphilanthropists.org.* *While I will do my best to check this site frequently, I do recommend you keep my phone number on hand in case you need to reach me within 24 hrs. of any event, for a question, concern, or cancellation:[masked] (call or text). Have a beautiful weekend, and thank you! X

    2 · March 23, 2013

    • Julie B.

      It was so wonderful to meet you! I can't wait to attend this event again next month :)

      1 · March 23, 2013

    • Alana H.

      Julie-- I feel very much the same. I look forward to seeing you next month. X

      March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A magical morning - volunteers, neighbors, kids, delicious food, lively music, a nonprofit that gets it and is gaining traction, and new friend, and beautiful, healthy plants everywhere! Thanks for opening this opportunity!

    March 23, 2013

    • Alana H.

      Glad you found this experience so rewarding-- I encourage you to bring friends and family for next time.

      March 24, 2013

  • Sherri

    Something's come up and I can't make it. I apologize! Have FUN!

    March 23, 2013

    • Alana H.

      Thanks for letting us know, and I hope to see you soon.

      March 24, 2013

  • Alana H.

    Greetings All! I will be the event lead for the Garden of Tomorrow, and greatly look forward to meeting you all at the event. I trust you'll find it to be one of the more rewarding volunteer experiences you're likely to encounter... IMPORTANT REQUEST: Please be sure to complete a release form and bring it with you to the event Saturday morning. I will ask that any of you who do not complete a form please fill one out at the event before you participate in the fun! For any questions or concerns, please contact me by phone (call or text): 602.615.7477. Thank you for getting involved. X

    March 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm sorry I wasn't able to take my name off of the RSVP list before the event. I wasn't able to make this one, last minute issues.

      March 23, 2013

    • Alana H.

      No problem, Sarah. Hope to see you next time. :)

      March 24, 2013

  • Chris

    Looking forward to getting our hands in the dirt and helping out!

    March 22, 2013

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