Enjoy a FREE Lunch, light gardening, and support one of our biggest partners, Tiger Mountain Foundation. Even though we have St. Mary's on the second Saturday, some may want to do the community garden project as well, or can't make the afternoon at St. Mary's, but are free in the morning. 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 talent from an intergenerational, multi-cultural mix of community supporters. This is a phenomenal morning of experiencing what community is all about! Everyone who has participated in this event have been 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, 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?
Please bring a refillable water container if you have one. We are trying to be eco-friendly and not using as many bottles. There will be a water cooler to refill your container or bottle with.
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."