WHEAT’s long term Gardens to End Hunger project began in 1980 with a small garden in the South Mountain Community. WHEAT currently offers assistance to 17 existing gardens in neighborhoods, schools and housing developments across MetroPhoenix. Volunteers and neighbors come together to grow fresh, healthy food to nourish communities and neighborhoods. Our goal is to provide the resources to establish new gardens in communities and help them become self-sustaining by the communities, themselves.
The benefits of Community Gardening are boundless. It stimulates social interaction, beautifies neighborhoods and produces nutritious foods while reducing food budgets. Each garden is a joint effort where friends and neighbors share responsibilities and the rewards of their harvest as well!
The needs of the gardens we work with are as varied as the gardens themselves.
Found Out More:
10 Steps to Starting a Community Garden
Best Practices in Community Gardens
Find A Local Garden – an interactive map from ACGA
For more information on WHEAT’s Gardens to End Hunger project, contact Deidre at Gardens@HungerHurts.org
WHEAT is a Proud Member of the American Community Gardening Association.