Downtown Tempe Urban Garden
The Downtown Tempe Community (DTC) has launched one of Arizona’s first Urban Gardens, extending Downtown Tempe’s role in community sustainability. This Urban Garden gives Valley chefs and the community at large, access to locally grown, organic produce and ingredients to use in their culinary creations.
The location of the Urban Garden is on 5th Street & Forest, on an empty lot which is the future home of a Marriott Hotel. Planting has already begun and the first products of the garden are sprouting with over 25 different varietes. The Urban Garden continues the “Locavore Movement”, which is a collaborative effort to build more locally based, self-reliant food economies - one in which sustainable food production, processing, distribution, and consumption is integrated to enhance the economic, environmental and social health of a particular place and is considered to be a part of the broader sustainability movement. This garden will play on this to bring communities together to benefit from eating fresh, locally grown food, which is not only healthier and environmentally-conscious, but tastes better too!