iMesa Community Garden Initiative




Volunteer Harvesting Day! Friday, July 5 at 8 a.m. Mesa Urban Garden, 212 E. 1st Ave. join garden members for the harvest of communal beds for food to be donated to local shelters. Questions? Call Ryan at 602-741-6465


SUMMER SOLSTICE at Mesa Urban Garden 212 E 1st Ave. Friday, June 21st 7pm

Solstice ... When time stands still. Enjoy a night out with local artists, live music, live owl meet & greet, sampling of locally produced breads and a Gong & Tibetan Bowl sound meditation to allow yourself to 'stand still' for a moment. This is a perfect time of year for transformation.   Bring a blanket or chair & BYOB. Learn more .



You are invited to attend the Washington-Escobedo Community Garden Opening, April 30th at 10 a.m. Location is 503 N. Lewis. If you missed it, check out a great video and a news article! The East Valley Tribune featured Mesa Urban Garden on Feb. 20th. See a copy of the article.



Don't miss the Mesa Urban Garden GRAND OPENING, Jan. 26, 3 p.m. until Moonrise at 6 p.m. Learn more or print off the invite.


October 10, 8:30 a.m.: Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony on site at 212 E. 1st Ave. Led by Dr. Ruth Tan Lim. Each Peace Pole is a handcrafted monument that displays the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth" on each side of the pole in multiple languages.

October 13 from 10-11:30 a.m.: High Five for Fall: 5 Simple Tips for Cultivating Your Garden for Fall with Vynnie McDaniels who has been gardening in the Phoenix area for over 15 years, teaching organic gardening and holistic living. Location will be at the garden site, 212 E. 1st  Ave. Don't miss this fun program and exciting presenter- learn more!


Break Your Ground: Enlist with Mesa Urban Garden is an open meeting and presentation about this new community garden located in downtown Mesa. Learn more about Mesa Urban Garden, and then see how you'd like to participate. You may be interested in renting a garden bed for the year to grow your own produce, or you may want to learn more about volunteer positions available. Two dates are available: Sat. Sept. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon or Wed. Sept. 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Both will take place at Mesa Main Library.

If you were unable to attend, but would like to take on a Volunteer Position, fill out our interest form.


The 9/11 National Day of Service - Mesa Urban Garden Community Build took place on Tue., Sept. 11 from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. It was a great success! Over 70 volunteers were willing to "dig in" and get garden beds installed. See MUG's facebook, or Mesa newsroom.

 Mesa Urban Garden Invite
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Ramada Entry to Garden

Ramada Entry to Garden: Design by David Crummey        Take an amazing virtual tour!


August: Exciting progress continues. Join us for a workday on September 11. Stay tuned for public meetings on how the public can get involved during the week of September 17. Learn more at

If you missed the July 5th groundbreaking, check out the photos, videos and more at our MesaNOW Newsroom.

Mesa Urban Garden has worked very hard to create a plan and to get City approval for the plan and use of the land. There is still a lot of work to do as they embark on construction, installation and operation of the garden. Please get involved! To list your name for specific interest areas or if you desire a specific role in this community garden project submit this interest form.

July 2: Council approved use of the site at 212 E. 1st Avenue. See the Mesa Urban Garden presentation to Mesa City Council.

June 28: Mesa Urban Garden is presenting to Mesa City Council on Mon. July 2 at 4:30. A resolution for use of a City parcel on First Avenue is on the agenda. If all goes well, there may be an informal ground-breaking at 7:30 a.m. on July 5. Stay tuned!

"From Idea to Action Plan" submittals were turned in on Feb. 16! Six submittals were received.

Dig In! Steps to Starting a Community Garden took place on Sat. Jan. 21.

If you missed our program, you're in luck! Our speaker, Doreen Pollack, Executive Director of the Valley Permaculture Alliance, agreed to maker her presentation availalbe.


For more information about Mesa Urban Garden, contact Donna DiFrancesco at 480-644-3334.



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