Soiling Our Hands Since 1971
Who are the Tucson Organic Gardeners?
Tucson Organic Gardeners
began as a club where people who chose to use organic methods to
maintain their gardens could exchange ideas and enjoy fellowship. Today
almost 200 members, associates and friends continue this tradition through
frequent lectures, potlucks, and hands-on advice in the monthly
newsletter, The Composter, all for a modest membership fee.
Our Mission Statement:
We avoid the use
of deleterious materials in our relationship with the Earth. We encourage
the use of nature's resources as a guide for sustainable living. We strive
to educate the public about organic gardening, including composting
through events, programs, workshops and other means of communication.
Lectures (click here) Guest speakers on gardening
topics, every 3rd Tuesday, 7 pm, September-April. Time is set aside for
questions and answers. This is also a social event and features a
mini-market with produce, seeds, plants, compost, and gardening items.
These meetings are free and open to the public.
Composter: Full of gardening insights and Tucson Organic Gardener
information. Published monthly, September through May.
(click here)We often host or participate in local events of
interest to the gardening community. We often have demonstrations or
have a booth at a community event.
We often post upcoming local events
of interest to gardeners.
here)Besides our regular monthly meetings, from September -
April, we often host other educational opportunities, special classes or
demonstrations to assist and uplift local gardeners.
Resources (click here) This link provides
access to the TOG library list and the informational handouts.
Handouts are available via this link as pdf
Community Garden Staffing
On the second Saturday of each month, Sept. to
April (except holiday weekends), a volunteer will be available
at the St. Mark's Community Garden from 9am - 11am to assist with your garden
questions, provide information, and assist with compost bin sales and sales
of other items. May - August the garden is staffed the last
Saturday of the month only.
The garden is located at 3809 E. 3rd.
St. on the west side of the church property.
Summer afternoon potlucks at members'
Tucson Area Garden Centers and Nurseries
(click here) Find organic
products at these local businesses.
Our informational displays and speakers concerning organic gardening
and home composting is available for public events upon request.
Compost Experts (click
here) Free consultations by our Composter
Experts are available every Saturday of the month at the Home Composting
Demonstration site maintained at Tucson Botanical Gardens. Master