- Food Systems
- Community Gardens
The city recognizes the role that community agriculture has in promoting sustainable communities through providing locally grown food and building a strong sense of place. As a result, the City provides land for the development of community agriculture needs that benefit Flagstaff.
The City's Sustainability Office manages plot registration and partners with a local non-profit organization, Terra BIRDS, to lead educational programming located on City-owned property. This project serves to educate the community on how to grow food in Flagstaff's unique high-elevation environment, arid climate, and short growing season.
Plot rental information and locations for each of the City-sponsored community gardens are listed below:
Plot registration is now open! Sign up using the link below. All community members can apply as soon as March 1st. Returning gardeners will have priority until April 1st to secure their plots from the 2022 season before we begin delegating plots to new gardeners.
How to apply
Click here to apply for a Community Garden Plot
To stay in touch with the program or receive our newsletter please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 928-213-2158 with any additional questions.
- Plots are rented from May-October for $65 each. Full and half scholarships are available to those who demonstrate financial need within the application process.
- Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from March-April. Submitting an application does not guarantee a plot.
- Returning gardeners are able to secure their plot from the previous year by submitting required paperwork and payment by April 1st, 2023.
- New gardeners who submit an application will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis to rent any remaining plots after returning gardeners. New gardeners may be placed on a waiting list if there are no immediate openings.
Bonito Community Garden
Address: 527 W Elm Ave
Hal Jensen Community Garden (coming in May 2023!)
Address: 2403 N Izabel St
Become a garden volunteer! Terra BIRDs and the Sustainability Office host garden work parties from May through October. We will post more volunteer opportunities in the spring.
The Garden Workshop & Food Stories Series has ended for the year. We will start posting new events in the spring!
Community Garden Newsletter
We have a newsletter specific to the Community Gardens focusing on food systems, growing, and garden-related events/programs. Subscribing to this newsletter is a great way to stay updated on how you can get involved and learn more about what we do!
Southside Community Garden
Address: 900 S O'Leary St
Izabel Community Garden (temporarily closed)
Address: 2300 N Izabel St
A note about the temporary closure of the Izabel Community Garden:
The Flagstaff Sustainability Office is excited to share that Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona recently received grant funding to build a much-needed affordable housing project at the property where the Izabel Garden is currently located. We are working with the City of Flagstaff Housing Section to incorporate the community garden into the site plan.
While this project is underway, the Hal Jensen Recreation Center (2403 N Izabel St) graciously invited us to garden with them until we can return to the Izabel Garden.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Mikelson, Housing Analyst, at email@example.com
In addition to three gardens with rentable plots available to residents, many other demonstration gardens and working community gardens are offered by other organizations and individuals within Flagstaff.
Check out the interactive map of all gardens in Flagstaff.
The Flagstaff East Public Library provides "The Little Seed Library" to "keep seeds in the hands of the people". Library card holders can check out seed packets and later in the season are encouraged to save seeds to bring back to the library for other community members to utilize. Learn more here.
Keeping invasive weeds at bay is an important part of keeping crops healthy. Check out the Northern Arizona Invasive Plants finder that includes photos and extensive information of common weeds to help identify them while in the garden.