When: Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon
What: A self-guided tour of 11 school gardens
Tickets: Sliding scale from $5-$20
School gardens are enchanted spaces. They awaken the fascination of students, improve food access, invite community engagement, and connect students with their food system. Through the UA Community and School Garden Program (schoolgardens.arizona.edu), school gardens also provide an opportunity for UA students to engage in service learning and enrich the educational programming in some of Tucson’s low-income schools. UA students extend their learning into communities off the beaten path while supporting garden based learning. K-12 students connect with college students while extending their learning outside their classroom doors.
Tucson has become a hothouse for school gardening and this is your chance to come tour some of Tucson’s finest. And what better way to experience our gardens than with student tour guides? Come see glass greenhouses, chicken coops, aquaponics systems, agrivoltaic research gardens, and a host of in-ground and container gardens. Join us Saturday, March 3, 2018 as the Food Conspiracy Co-op and the UA Community and School Garden Program present a self-guided tour of 11 of our enchanted school gardens!
Tickets are available on a sliding scale from $5-20 and can be purchased at:
Photos by Moses Thompson