Welcome to Wasatch Community Gardens

Our mission is to empower people of all ages and incomes to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food.

We believe the quality of a community is directly related to the quality of its food. We exist to build community by providing the space to garden, the expertise to assist others, and the education to empower current and future generations of organic gardeners. By doing so, we not only improve our community's green space, but we also improve our community's health, vitality, and self-reliance.

Find out more by exploring our many different programs, workshops, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Friends,

Hold onto your sunhats because the summer heat is here! Our gardens are all beginning to burst at the seams with delicious, organic, and healthy produce. And this is only the beginning of the best part of the gardening year!

We’re hunkering down a little with the heat and writing grant proposals to help fund our work. We would love your support on our Nature’s Path Gardens for Good grant. Read the details below and vote for us every day through July 6th to help us continue to offer our mini-grant program. This vital program has enabled more than a dozen new gardens to start in Salt Lake City and County over the past four years and we’d love to continue to support the creation of more community and school gardens, particularly in low-income neighborhoods where the cost of the basic infrastructure of an irrigation system or raised beds is asignificant barrier for gardeners to raise on their own.

Finally, we’ve just submitted a proposal to the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City for the land located at 153 W 900 S to build our new headquarters, which will include workshop space and a commercial kitchen attached to a truly fabulous demonstration, youth, and community garden space. We have our fingers crossed that we’ll be selected to move forward with this project and are excited to share the details about our plans. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments and we’ll let you know if we get chosen to move forward. Talk about needing to hold onto our sunhats… that’s a huge project for us!

As always, we’ve got workshops, a full slate of fun summer camps that you can sign up for, and we are hiring a Green City Growers Coordinator.

Enjoy the harvest and come see us in the gardens soon,

Ashley Patterson,
Executive Director

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