Gather and Grow

Gather and Grow at The Farm at South Mountain is an urban-agriculture oasis where our community can come to learn about self-sustainability and organic practices. Located in the heart of The Farm District of Phoenix at the north end of The Farm property, this multi-faceted space includes The Learning Garden, a citrus orchard, a vermiculture bin, and a greenhouse with an aquaponics system.

Each season, Gather and Grow provides out-of-classroom education for hundreds of students both in public and private schools. Gather and Grow has partnered with Phoenix’s sustainability and urban agriculture leaders and teachers to offer hands-on garden experiences for students, providing both the opportunities and facilities to foster an appreciation of sustainability and gardening.

The vision for Gather and Grow at The Farm at South Mountain is to be a model of sustainability for the South Mountain and Phoenix community. Through farming, gardening, composting, and aquaponics programs, we strive to be a focal point that exemplifies sustainable practices on all scales.

Is your school or organization interested in touring Gather and Grow at The Farm? Please complete the form below to request a tour.

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The Learning Garden

Located in the north grove of The Farm, The Learning Garden is a place for the community to gather and become educated on self-sustainability and gardening. This garden was created by students, for students and is home to several plant species each season.

Interested in volunteering in The Learning Garden? For more information, please email [email protected]

Pathway to Urban Gardening

Come explore this space to learn how to build an inexpensive garden in your own backyard! Created in partnership with Valley Leadership Class 39 and SmithGroupJJR, this garden uses upcycled objects and simple techniques that are easy and fun for families to recreate at home.

Thank you to our partners for their invaluable support of this pathway project:

  • SmithGroupJJR
  • Valley Leadership (Class 39 Group 7)
  • Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
  • Paragon Building Products
  • Amerimix
  • South Mountain Community College Veterans Association
  • ASU School of Sustainability
  • Girl Scouts, Arizona Cactus-Pine Council
  • Bill McLeod
  • Arizona Rock Products Association
  • Larry Pew Masonry
  • Dave McElvain – Calportland