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Community Agriculture Project
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The City recognizes the role that community agriculture has in promoting sustainable communities by providing locally grown food and building a sense of community. As a result, the City provides land for the development of community agriculture needs that benefit the Flagstaff community.

The City has partnered with a local non-profit organization, Flagstaff Foodlink, to manage and maintain community garden sites located on City owned property. The project serves to educate the community on how to sustainably grow food in Flagstaff’s unique high elevation environment, arid climate and short growing season.

Interested gardeners can contact Flagstaff Foodlink.

Growing Community Summer Workshop Series
The Flagstaff Sustainability Program and Flagstaff Foodlink are happy to announce the free 2014 Growing Community Summer Workshop series, featuring topics such as solar cooking, worm composting, water harvesting, and seed saving! This is a great opportunity for new gardeners who want to learn the basics and well-seasoned gardeners who are looking for new tricks for growing in Flagstaff. 

Please register for the workshops so that we know how many handouts to bring. We recommend bringing a hat, water, and a chair if you would like to sit.

 Date Day   Time  Location  Workshop
June 25, 2014 Wednesday 5:30 PM O'Leary Community Garden Worm Composting
July 1, 2014 Tuesday 5:00 PM East Library Sustainable Resources
July 2, 2014 Wednesday 5:30 PM Bonito Community Garden Waffle Gardening
July 16, 2014 Wednesday 5:30 PM Bonito Community Garden Cinder Mulching
July 19, 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM Bonito Community Garden Permaculture Design
July 23, 2014 Wednesday 5:30 PM Aquaplex Water Harvesting
July 30, 2014 Wednesday 5:30 PM Bonito Community Garden Herbs in the Home and Garden
August 2, 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM Bonito Community Garden Solar Cooking
August 23, 2014 Saturday 9:30 AM Izabel Community Garden Making Natural Cleaners
September 17, 2014 Wednesday 5:30 PM Izabel Community Garden Seed Saving


Community Garden_thumb.JPGCommunity gardens: Growing a healthy community
The City of Flagstaff’s Community Agriculture efforts began in 2009 with the Bonito Community Garden. Participating gardeners are selected on a first-come-first-serve basis and provided with individual and group plots for a nominal fee to cover water utility costs. Gardeners successfully supplement their food supply by growing various herbs, edible flowers, and a diverse array of vegetables. In addition, educational workshops such as composting, rain water harvesting and seed saving are held to further serve and enrich the gardener’s experience. The City of Flagstaff now supports five community gardens. 



                       Izabel Community Garden                                                       Bonito Community Garden
      
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O'Leary Community Garden Hebets Community Garden
           

Pinon Community Garden


By the numbers
In 2013, 114 community gardeners helped to harvest 2,045 pounds of food in 3 community gardens.

By growing their own food, Flagstaff community gardeners saved an estimated $400 each on their grocery bills last summer.

Community Agriculture Resource Links