Application period has closed. Successful applicants will be notified by December 3, 2021.
This FREE program empowers residents to grow healthy food in their own backyards to improve health, promote physical activity, decrease food insecurity and hunger, and potentially decrease their food budget.
What you Receive:
Choice of one of three garden systems (see below) including seeds, plant starters, and fish (aquaponics).
Education and training support for 12 months .
One year participation
Signed agreements (Gardener and/or Landlord Agreement)
Participate in data collection
Pay for water and electricity as needed for the garden system
Must be a Phoenix resident residing within the boundaries of one of the following urban villages including: Estrella, Laveen, Maryvale, and South Mountain Villages. Find your urban village here
Homeowners and/or renters (with permission from landlord)
Has a gross household income per the HUD Fiscal Year 2021 Limits as follows:
# of People in Household12345678Annual Income$44,250$50,600$56,900$63,200$68,300$73,350$78,400$83,450
Lehr a Phoenix-based organization founded by Ed Williams, who invented the LEHR Gardens system as a sustainable, regenerative agriculture method for busy urban lifestyles.
NxT is a Phoenix-based organization founded by Dr. George Brooks Jr., a nationally recognized Aquaponics expert.
TigerMountain Foundation is a Phoenix-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower communities to better themselves through cultivating gardens.
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