Community Garden at Desert Botanical Garden


About the Community Garden The Community Garden serves as a model that demonstrates vegetable gardening best practices in the desert environment, promotes educational opportunities, enhances and further develops a sense of community within the Garden. The Community Garden is located on 1/5 acre in the northeast corner of the Desert Botanical Garden property. It is home to more than 35 raised beds and several fruit trees producing organically grown vegetables, herbs and flowers throughout the year. A workforce of 20-30 volunteer gardeners maintains the Community Garden in a cooperative fashion, sharing chores and harvest responsibilities.

Approximately 2/3 of the Garden's bounty is shared with Gregory's Fresh Market and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church food bank. Get Involved Become a co-op gardener and work side-by-side with gardeners who can share what we have learned.There are no fees to participate as a co-op gardener and members of the public can join the Community Garden by volunteering four hours each month. Contact David Hill, Coordinator of the On-Site Community Garden, for more information at



By appointment (schedule with David Hill)