Oracle Community Learning Garden will grow on you

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

By T.C. Brown

  A little over four years ago an idea started to grow. The first seeds were planted in July of 2018 at the Oracle Community Learning Garden. With the help of volunteers those first seeds have grown and prospered for the surrounding community. A pollinator garden and food forest are just part of the garden strives to complete the mission “Provide opportunities for education, food production and growing a strong community by cultivating common ground.”

For the Community

  Willow trees grown at the garden were planted along the San Pedro River to help revegetate the site of the Margo fire near Dudleyville. Friends and neighbors have planted seeds, installed fences, won grant proposals, built the kids’ railroad, installed irrigation systems, built raised garden beds, built hoop houses, started a food forest, taught workshops and so much more.

   Community members can rent-a-bed for 6 months or 1-year increments. The garden has an “Ask a Master Gardener” program to answer questions and help community members with their own garden. They offer a great deal of information on mulching, gardening, composting, water use, pollinating and more. Resources and newsletters are available on their webpage. There are also plenty of chairs, tables and benches to sit and relax while enjoying your surroundings. 

For the Kids

  The Oracle Community Learning Garden sponsors a kids’ program for Mountain Vista students who will learn about gardening and participate in growing their own food in weekly garden visits during the school year. There is also a Kids’ Railroad available at the garden. Craig Anderson can be contacted to set up a time to run the G Scale train for free at 602-657-4535.

Upcoming Events

  The garden will have an Open House on Sept. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to tour the garden while learning about pollinating, composting, and gardening. The Kids’ Railroad will be operating as well. 

   The garden will have its Fall Plant Sale the weekend of Oct. 14. Come out and purchase plants and trees. Compost and worm compost will also be available. All sales help support the garden.

   The garden is located at 1040 Mt Lemmon Hwy, Oracle, AZ, 85632. The garden is always seeking volunteers to join in the fun of getting your hands dirty and working with the earth. The idea may grow on you. Additional information and resources can be found on the garden webpage at https://www.oraclegardening.com. The garden can also be contacted via email at oraclegardening@gmail.com. Come out and explore the garden. More ideas are sure to grow and flourish in the future with the help of the community.

 

Oracle Community Learning Garden has a new sign. A community member, Donnie Goss, created the sign. It’s beautiful, especially during sunrise and sunset.

 

Map of Oracle Community Learning Garden.

 

Vegetables growing at the garden.

Inside a hoop house at the garden.

 

The Kids Railroad at the garden.

admin (8041 Posts)


Facebooktwitterby feather
Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Trail Riders stage desert run from JWJ Cycles

    August 26th, 2022
    by

    Members of the Trail Riders of Southern Arizona (TRS) stopped by San Manuel on Aug. 21. Eighteen riders staged out […]


    Expect delays on State Route 77 between American Avenue and Veterans Memorial Boulevard beginning Aug. 23

    August 26th, 2022
    by

        The Arizona Department of Transportation will be paving on State Route 77 between American Ave. in the town […]


    Live music at the Ore House

    August 26th, 2022
    by

    Musician and poet, Damon McLaughlin, entertains some of his fans at the Ore House patio on Aug. 19. The Ore […]


    San Pedro Valley Lions Club has new members

    August 26th, 2022
    by

    The San Pedro Valley Lions Club in Mammoth has been actively recruiting new members. They are happy to announce that […]


  • Additional Stories

    San Manuel kicks off season with a win

    August 26th, 2022
    by

      The San Manuel high school football team kicked-off their 2022 season with their first official game last Friday, Aug. […]


    Oscar Robles Bayardo

    August 26th, 2022
    by

        Oscar Robles Bayardo, 77, “kicked the bucket” (the words he asked to be used) on Aug. 6, 2022. […]


    Mammoth Police Report – August 24, 2022

    August 26th, 2022
    by

      Items are given to the San Manuel Miner by the Mammoth Police Department and reflect information available at the time […]


    Club keeps wrestlers sharp and ready for competition

    August 17th, 2022
    by

    By Nathaniel A. Lopez   On Saturday, Aug. 6, seven wrestlers from the Tri-Community traveled to Scottsdale to compete in […]


  • Copperarea

  • Southeast Valley Ledger