Community Gardens

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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 maintain community garden sites and 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 Rental

Plot registration for 2022 has ended.

How to apply

Please check back again next year. To stay in touch with the program or receive our newsletter please email gardens@flagstaffaz.gov  or call 928-213-2146 with any additional questions.

Information

  • 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, 2022.
  • 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.

Resources

Free Seeds

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.

Gardening Tips

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.

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Garden Events

paper pot demonstration

Volunteer Days

Become a garden volunteer! Terra BIRDs and the Sustainability Office host garden work parties from May through October. We will post more volunteer opportunities next spring. 

Garden Workshops

The Garden Workshop & Food Stories Series has ended for the year. We will start posting new events in the spring!

Garden Locations

Bonito Community Garden 

Address: 527 W Elm Ave.Bonito garden

Izabel Community Garden

Address: 2300 N Izabel St.Izabel garden

Southside Community Garden 

Address: 900 S O'Leary St.Southside garden

Other Gardens

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.