Garden

We hope our garden can teach and share basic fundamental Native American stories, practices, customs related to crops, plants, herbs and the healing elements of food as it relates to health and the community.

Community Garden

Located near the corner of Indian School Road and Central Avenue, across from NATIVE HEALTH, our Community Garden promotes health and wellness, and allows us to focus on its role of creating healthier families and environment with the community. NATIVE HEALTH uses the garden to educate, mentor and support community gardeners as they plant, maintain and harvest. The community gardens' overall goal is to help families and community members have access to healthier foods through small gardening.

NATIVE HEALTH collaborted with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton's office and PHX Renews to launch the community garden. Arizona-based Native Seeds/SEARCH—a non-profit organization that promotes seed conservation—donated seeds for the first crop of gardeners. Gardeners can participate in ongoing workshops and hands-on learning experiences sponsored by NATIVE HEALTH. At the end of the growing season, NATIVE HEALTH hosts a harvest celebration for gardeners to enjoy healthy foods made from the harvest and to share stories.

Garden beds are available to anyone on a first-come, first-serve basis. To sign up for a garden bed, click here to download an Adobe fillable PDF application.  For more information call Anisa Garcia, NATIVE HEALTH Health Promotion Specialist at (602) 279-5262, ext. 3306 or email: angarcia@nachci.com

 

Traditional Garden

NATIVE HEALTH's Traditional Garden was created to provide an opportunity to increase accessibility of healthy foods among urban Native American families in the metro-Phoenix area, with the purpose of retaining cultural knowledge and an understanding of food and cultural ties through integrated and interactive approaches all while involving the community and families. The community garden utilizes local and regional cultural experts to educate, empower, and build capacity to grow and produce healthier indigenous foods. The gardens and walking path provide opportunities for the community to embrace sustainable food access- and cultural knowledge.
 
In addition, the Traditional Garden is being integrated with various NATIVE HEALTH community based programs including Health Start (a program for pregnant women and children under age two), a Native American Home Visiting Program promoting school readiness, behavioral health services, diabetes education, Wellness Warriors and more. Programming will include nutrition education and cooking demonstrations by a traditional Native American chef.
 

For all media inquiries please contact Susan LevyCommunications Coordinator, Volunteers, and Community Involvement, at (602) 279-5262, ext. 3111 or email: slevy@nachci.com

 

Thank you to our partners PHX Renews and Native Seeds/SEARCH