Community and School Garden Program Goals

  1. Enable Tucson teachers and community members to develop and sustain gardens and use them as experiential learning sites

  2. Connect K-12 students and community members to their local environments as well as to the culture, science, and politics of food

  3. Provide K-12 students and community members with motivation and opportunities to develop collaborative decision- making and the skills to enhance their capacities for self-determination

  4. Encourage a dedication to environmental and social justice among students and community members

  5. Assist community groups interested in developing gardens that will complement their food needs

  6. Support the development of a regional food system that is just and equitable