About Wasatch Community Gardens

Donor produce basket_October 2, 2014 photo by L.SmithOur Mission is to empower people of all ages and incomes to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food.

 

For 25 years, Wasatch Community Gardens provides Salt Lake Valley residents the opportunity and knowledge to grow their own food in urban gardens, while aiming to help improve access to healthy, organic, & local food.

Wasatch Community Gardens offers a range of programs including providing community gardening space, youth gardening education programs, consulting help for gardeners, numerous volunteer opportunities, and educational workshops and community events on growing and eating organic food.

 

Untitled2What we do:

  • Offer support to more than 33 community gardens, allowing more than 800 individuals, groups, or families – including more than 60 refugee families – to grow their own organic produce.
  • Provide opportunities for more than 1,600 primarily low-income youth to learn about growing and eating healthy food in our youth gardens.
  • Offer more than 50 gardening and sustainable food workshops to more than 500 people on a variety of topics ranging from starting a community garden to canning and preserving produce.
  • Manage more than 1300 volunteers who contribute over 12,200 hours of service.
  • Donate more than 5,000 pounds of produce to food.
  • Welcome more than 4,000 individuals to our free and engaging events such as our May Plant Sale, Urban Garden and Farm Week, and our preeminent Tomato Sandwich Party.
  • Support the work of elementary school gardens Salt Lake School District, including five Title I schools, and help teachers implement the garden into their curriculum.

 

1 Parks, Rec, & Tourism Students_work day_Cannon Greens_Sept 16 by F.Maxfield-BarrettGet Involved:

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824 S 400 W| Salt Lake City , UT 84101 | 801.359.2658 | www.wasatchgardens.org

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