Community Garden

photo of the garden
Every day is a beautiful day in the Sunrise Drive Community Garden!

Our garden was built in 2008 as a cooperative effort between Sunrise Drive and the Community Gardens of Tucson (CGT).

Throughout the year, children, parents, and teachers are actively involved in planting, harvesting, and maintaining their garden plots.
CGT maintains the irrigation lines and fencing and owns some of the equipment in the shed. Gardeners, who might not be affiliated with the school, pay CGT for use of several of the plots in the garden.

Help our Garden Grow!

The Sunrise School Garden is run by volunteers and everyone can help. Best of all, no gardening experience is necessary! Here’s how to help:

Sign up as a Classroom Garden Volunteer

photo of strawberries in handWhen: Minimum 1-2 hours per month, from October – March (the exact schedule is determined by the volunteer and teacher)

What: Work in the garden with Sunrise students. We make it easy by providing an irrigated plot, seeds, tools, and all instructions! Being a Garden Parent is a great way to learn about gardening in the desert and get to know your child’s classmates. If you are interested in helping out or want more information, please let your child’s teacher know, or contact us!
Sign up to help with Garden Club
When: Wednesdays from 11:20-1:10 (lunch recess). Pick and Choose which weeks you can help. Even one Wednesday a year is appreciated! Starts October 23.
What: Supervise the children tending to the school plots. Light gardening. No experience necessary!
Sign up to volunteer through the FFO’s online community, Membership Toolkit,
Photo of sunflowers in gardenor email Emily.
Emily Franklin (email)