Where can we grow food?

It was a beautiful day at the Tucson Organic Gardeners’ Spring Festival.  I enjoyed talking to dozens of people enjoying the day and learning more about growing food in Tucson.

At the Sustainable Tucson table, we got lots of comments on WHERE we can (or do) grow food for Tucson.  People came up with lots of ideas.  Where do you think we should grow food in Tucson?

Possible locations:

  • Santa Rite HS experimental aquaponics system
  • Community garden at the Lighthouse church
  • TUSD school yards (there are over 20 closed schools)
  • Multi-unit small rental apartments
  • Edible landscaping at homes and public buildings
  • Front yards
  • Curbs and parking strips
  • Park near City Hall, especially the planters
  • Churches can grow food in their parking lots
  • City parks
  • UA Mall
  • Community garden at St Gregory’s
  • Abandoned lots
  • Everyone’s houses
  • All closed school yards
  • Roofs
  • Medians
  • Former World Care property (3538 E. Ellington Pl)
  • Garden District II near Pima & Swan
  • Fruit trees on edge of soccer fields
  • Golf Courses