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Community Agriculture Project
Be resourceful: Grow your own food
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 agriculture 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.
  Garden Boxes at Earth Day

Growing Community Summer Workshop Series
Thank you to everyone who participated in the free 2013 Growing Community Summer Workshop series, featuring topics such as composting, rainwater harvesting, and seed saving. Visit our webpage in spring 2014 for the 2014 workshop schedule. 

                       Izabel Street Community Garden                                                       Bonito Street Community Garden
      
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Community Garden_thumb.JPGBackground: Growing a healthy community
The City of Flagstaff’s Community Agriculture efforts began in 2009 with the Bonito Street Community Garden. More than 40 community gardeners were provided an opportunity to grow their own food. Participating gardeners were selected on a first-come-first-serve basis and were provided with individual and group plots for a nominal fee to cover water utility costs. Gardeners successfully supplemented 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 were held to further serve and enrich the gardener’s experience.


The Bonito Street Community Garden effort is being continued as part of the Community Agriculture Project. In effort to expand access to community agriculture and increase access to locally grown food an additional site, located on Izabel Street in Sunnyside, was created in 2010.

By the numbers
In 2012, 99 community gardeners helped to harvest 3,708 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