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Escalante Community Garden

Community gardens offer opportunities to teach our neighbors about sustainable gardening and healthy cooking. The formation of the community garden resulted from neighborhood-led efforts to increase access to fresh produce in areas identified by the USDA as food deserts. The garden was designed with input and support from the respective neighborhoods as places where children can learn about nutrition and where food comes from, older adults can socialize together through gardening and cooking demonstrations, families can learn about healthy eating and gardening, and entire neighborhoods can have a place to gather and cultivate new relationships.

Located behind the Escalante Community Center at 2150 E. Orange St., the garden entrance is on River Street. Find it by following the amazing mural produced by Sal Galvan and a corps of volunteers. The Escalante Community Garden is a garden that follows a communal model with healthy growing practices. A portion of the garden’s produce goes to the volunteer members who labor two hours a week in the garden. Another portion of the garden’s harvest is given to our Food Pantry to supplement emergency food boxes. The garden features a children's area, as well as a desert and herb garden.

Escalante Community Garden hosts volunteer workdays on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month – starting at 9 AM. Weekly workdays also occur on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 AM, in partnership with Tiger Mountain Foundation. No need to bring tools; however, gloves, hats, and drinking water are recommended. Come join us to learn more about the garden!

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