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Statement Regarding the US Capitol Riots & Food Justice

Wasatch Community Gardens (WCG) is an organization devoted to building community through healthy, local food. While we certainly engage in the technical work of managing gardens and growing food, we cannot emphasize enough that community – people – is at the heart of everything we do. We believe in the power of shared gardens and shared meals to create connection and to cultivate a humanity in how a community cares for its members. This week’s unlawful and anti-democratic events at the United States Capitol have shocked our organization and the community we love and serve. Witnessing the violence, symbols of…

More First Time Gardeners in 2020

Folks with more time to focus on sustainability and well being turned to gardening this year during Utah's stay at home orders.  We're so glad to have more folks in our community learning and growing! Check out the Salt Lake Tribune's article on utah residents "giving peas a chance", as well as this article by KSL on the perspective from local nurseries including WCG's Plant Sale!

Summer Garden Needs with Fox 13

Fox 13 joined us to chat about what your plants needs are in the summer!  Check out this short segment about how to fertilize your garden and maintain good soil moisture. 

Green Phoenix Farm Programs Highlight

The programs at the Green Phoenix Farm were highlighted for Fox 13's Rebound segment.  Check out the interview with James, Susie and Green Team participant Monalisa. Watch the news clip here!

School Garden Part of Bonneville Elementary's Green Ribbon Recognition

We are so proud to be a partner with Bonneville Elementary for their school garden program!  They were recently recognized nationally as a Green Ribon School for their efforts to reduce environmental impact, improve health and wellness, and offer effective sustainability education. Read more about thier accomplishments in this article by the Deseret News  

WCG's Plant Sale Fundraiser Goes Digital!

Wasatch Community Gardens Pivots to Bring Long-Running Plant Sale Fundraiser Online SALT LAKE CITY, UT - With Salt Lake City residents staying close to home as the country weathers a pandemic, Wasatch Community Gardens (“WCG”) is rising to meet the community’s increasing demand for home gardening resources and local food production. In addition to keeping its 17 community gardens across the Wasatch Front operational and in compliance with CDC coronavirus safety guidelines - and bringing many of its educational resources online - the small nonprofit is transitioning its popular Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser to an online format with staggered product…

WCG at the 25th Annual Stegner Symposium

Ashley Patterson, Executive Director with Wasatch Community Gardens will be speaking at the Annual Stegner Symposium as part of the panel on Local Solutions on the Wasatch Front. The symposium focus for the year is "Food and the Environment: Resilient and Equitable Food Security for the West" Click here for the full list of events and speakers