The mission of Community Gardens of Tucson is to create and support accessible community gardens with Tucsonans of diverse experience levels, abilities and cultures in order to educate, foster wellness, and enhance the environment for people, plants, and pollinators.
Community Gardens of Tucson provides growing space, automatic drip irrigation and support for a network of 20 gardens in neighborhoods across Tucson. We have plots available and provide educational classes, plot fee assistance, planting information and other resources.
Besides the basics to get started, our organization provides a supportive community to help you learn and grow! We welcome gardeners of all ages, abilities and backgrounds who want to grow organic food (and herbs and flowers) with sustainable gardening practices. Our desert gardening planting guide, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), newsletters and information on plots are available at our website.
The mission of Spadefoot Nursery is to help you create a safe space in your own corner of the world for the wild to exist. They grow native plants, domestic edible crops, and botanical curiosities.
VISIT SPADEFOOT NURSERY AT
129 South Westmoreland Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85745
Spadefoot Nursery provides a number of native plant resources to help you bring these beautiful plants into your life:
Order plants online and let Spadefoot Nursery know when you will be there to pick them up.
A wide variety of plants are available depending on season. Visit their website for lists of plants that are currently available.
Every Thursday at 5pm, Spadefoot livestreams classes on YouTube. Find out more on their website.
Check out posted videos to get practical information about planting.
Everything you need to know to transition your plant from container to permanent location.
Your landscape should be graded into three distinct zones, according to water usage.
A huge list of shrubs that we recommend for the general area, including some top 10 lists.
Our guide to help you select the right tree for your yard. This list has species we tend to sell or are intending on making available.
A list of plants to keep your Sonoran desert tortoise (or other species of tortoises) happy and healthy.
A list of plants we tend to carry that require a little more care and attention than our landscape plants. Many of them are not native, but are xeric-growing plants (cacti, succulents, etc) that we grow because they are fun.
A beginner’s guideline to help you increase the wildlife that visits your yard.
Some general notes and a huge plant list of nectar and larval food plants for butterflies.
Some information on the native bat species, their importance, and what you can do at home to promote them.
Not a complete guide, but just a sampling of the gorgeous moths of our region with notes on what their larval food plants are.